Special Issue "Genomics and Genetic Improvement of Bast Fiber Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 3258
Interests: bast fiber crop; genomics; genetic improvement; molecular breeding
Bast fiber is one of the most important fibers, and it is typically extracted from the stem barks and leaves of crops including jute, flax, ramie, hemp, kenaf, and sisal. In the past decades, with the development of sequencing technology, reference genomes for major bast fiber crops including jute, kenaf, ramie, hemp, and flax have been released. Based on the reference genome and transcriptome sequencing, a large number of candidate genes related to fiber development and specific traits have been mined, which provides the possibility for the genetic improvement of bast fiber crops based on omics. The molecular basis of the formation of agronomic traits such as fiber yield, fiber quality, disease resistance, and resistance has been systematically analyzed, contributing to the establishment of a high-throughput genotype–phenotype database, where excellent genetic resources and new germplasms have been mined to breed new varieties of bast fiber crops with high yield and high quality to meet the market demand.
The objective of this Special Issue entitled “Genomics and Genetic Improvement of Bast Fiber Plants” is to gather and disseminate some of the most significant and recent contributions on the latest developments and advances in the application of the genomics and genetic breeding of bast fiber crops. Accordingly, we cordially invite authors to contribute original research papers and reviews.
The topics include, but are not limited to, the following: gathering and disseminating some of the most significant and recent contributions on the latest developments and advances in the application of the genomics and genetic breeding of bast fiber crops. Accordingly, we cordially invite authors to contribute original research papers and reviews.
Prof. Dr. Siyuan Zhu
Prof. Dr. Mingbao Luan
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- bast fiber crop
- genetic improvement
- molecular breeding