Special Issue "Genetic Resources of Vegetable Crops"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Genotype Evaluation and Breeding".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 December 2023 | Viewed by 178

Special Issue Editors

Department of Vegetable Crops and Cucurbits, Federal State Budgetary Scientific Institution, Federal Research Center All-Russian N.I.Vavilov Institute of Plant Genetic Resources (VIR), 42-44 Bolshaya Morskaya Str., 190000 St. Petersburg, Russia
Interests: collections of plant genetic resources; genebank management; plant breeding; genetics; phytopathology; biochemistry; marker-assisted selection
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Agrobiotechnology Department, Agrarian and Technological Institute, RUDN University, 117198 Moscow, Russia
Interests: plant pathology; bacteriology; plant protection
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

This is a great opportunity to publish in a Special Issue covering research works on the genetic resources of vegetable plants. Vegetable crops are a very important part of genetic resources, with a crucial role in the quality of human diets. They have valuable nutritional and medicinal qualities, including functional food ingredients. All contemporary breeding strategies are based on the detailed characterization and management of plant genetic recourses when searching for a harborer of genotypes with economically important traits. Belonging to different systematic taxa, vegetable plants present a large and diverse group of crops, providing the basis for a plant research model in the sustainable breeding process. Attention is paid to the characterization of genetic resourses, with the aim of identifying valuable genotypes using comprehensive methods, such as a detailed morphology description, systematics, phenotyping, biochemical analysis, and the immunological analysis of resistance to abiotic and biotic stressors under the modern conditions of the expansion of the regions used to grow new crops and changes in the world’s climate and the edaphic component of the environment. The task is to establish new genetic/breeding methods to assess the plants’ genetic diversity, such as molecular markers, genotyping, biotechnology and the exploration of new products.

The Special Issue collects research works devoted to a study of the genetic diversity of vegetables’ biologically valuable traits using both classical and new methods.

All types of articles are welcome, including original research articles and reviews of the topic.

Dr. Anna Artemyeva
Dr. Aleksandr N. Ignatov
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agriculture is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.


  • vegetable crops
  • plant genetic resources
  • valuable traits
  • introduction
  • adaptivity
  • breeding
  • abiotic and biotic stresses
  • resistance

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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