Special Issue "Marker Assisted Selection and Molecular Breeding in Major Crops"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Breeding and Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 85

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Shikai Hu
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Guest Editor
China National Rice Improvement Centre, China National Rice Research Institute, Hangzhou 310006, China
Interests: rice genetic improvement; rice grain quality traits; rice molecular design breeding

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the rapid increase in the population and the deterioration of the environment, we are faced with an increasingly serious food crisis. An effective way to alleviate the food crisis is to cultivate high-yield, high-quality. and wide-adaptability crop varieties faster. In recent years, with the development of molecular biology technology, molecular markers have undergone many updates. The application of molecular markers has greatly improved the breeding selection efficiency, shortened the breeding cycle, and made the breeding leap from the experience breeding to molecular breeding eras.

In this Special Issue, we will focus on advances in the molecular breeding of major crops, such as food, oil, and economic crops. All the original research, opinions, methodological papers, and reviews on Marker-assisted Selection and Molecular Breeding are welcome.

Dr. Shikai Hu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • crop quality improvement
  • crop stress tolerance improvement
  • crop multi-trait synergistic improvement
  • efficient molecular breeding techniques and methods

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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