Special Issue "Identification of Sugar Crop Germplasm Resources and Disease Resistance"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (5 November 2023) | Viewed by 1263
Sugarcane is an economically important crop worldwide for sugar production. It grows in tropical and subtropical areas. Byproducts of sugar production are also used for ethanol production, feeding livestock, fertilizer, etc. The cultivation of sugarcane is challenged by pathogens, pests, and environmental stresses. Recently, several sugarcane pathogens and pests have been emerging and re-emerging in sugarcane-producing areas. Improving crops through breeding is a sustainable and environmentally friendly method for managing biotic and abiotic stresses and minimizing losses. The success of breeding programs depends on identifying, maintaining, characterizing, and utilizing genetically diverse germplasm resources. Identification of germplasm resources is a foremost requirement for breeding plants for any desired trait, including disease resistance.
This Special Issue focuses on the identification of sugarcane germplasm resources and disease resistance for the changing needs of sugarcane production due to climate change. The issue welcomes original research and reviews covering all related topics, including phenotypic and genotypic identification and evaluation of germplasm resources and disease resistance; improvement of crop genetics for disease resistance by conventional and modern technology; germplasm screening and pathogen detection methods. The issue welcomes original research and reviews covering all related topics, including phenotypic and genotypic identification and evaluation of germplasm resources, genome editing for disease, identification of molecular bases of resistance, and germplasm screening and pathogen detection methods.
Dr. Sushma Sood
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