Special Issue "Cucurbit Genetics and Breeding for Variety Improvement"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 4585
Interests: genetic dissection of important traits; cucumber and melon germplasm utilization and genetic molecular breeding
Interests: cucumber genetics; genomics; genetic improvement
Interests: watermelon and melon genetics; genomics; breeding
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Cucurbits (Cucurbitaceae family) are economically important vegetable crops that are grown worldwide, including cucumber, melon, watermelon, and pumpkin/squash. Other cucurbits such as bitter gourd, bottle gourd, wax gourd, luffa, and snake gourd are popular in many Asian and African countries. Cucurbit crops show extreme genetic diversity, especially for their colorful, and morphologically diverse fruits, and are important sources of nutrition and improved dietary health. In the past two decades, many genetic and genomic resources were developed, such as genome assemblies; molecular markers; genetic maps; newly mapped genes/QTLs; valuable germplasm and mutant identification; and newly developed or improved mapping strategies, genetic transformation, and gene-editing methods. These accumulated useful resources and knowledge provide great opportunities for the variety improvement and genetic breeding of cucurbit crops.
This Special Issue offers an opportunity for both cucurbit researchers and breeders to share their current progress and innovations, and to disseminate their knowledge in the field of cucurbit genetics, genomics, traditional or molecular (MAS or gene editing) breeding, bio-informatics, biotechnologies, and phonemics. High-quality manuscripts including original research papers, review articles, and others addressing the above issues are all welcome.
Dr. Yupeng Pan
Dr. XueWen Xu
Dr. Shi Liu
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- cucurbit crops
- gene/QTL mapping
- association mapping
- germplasm utilization
- genetic improvement
- marker-assistant selection
- gene or genome editing