Special Issue "Novel Studies in Crop Breeding for Promoting Agro-Biodiversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2023) | Viewed by 2035
Interests: breeding; molecular plant breeding; plant genetics; plant genomics; agrobiodiversity; germplasm bank
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Special Issue in Agronomy: New Strategies of Crop Genetic Conservation for Promoting Agro-Biodiversity
Agrobiodiversity is the result of human and natural selection over millennia and has allowed the development of all civilizations as we know them today. In fact, it has provided food, fodder, fiber, medicines, fuel, and other useful products. The legacy of the selection made by the farmers of the past was the starting point for the development of the modern varieties used today. In this Special Issue, we will give emphasis on the new studies regarding conservation, valorization, and breeding activities aimed at increasing agrobiodiversity. In recent years, molecular tools implemented the ability to quickly develop new varieties narrowing the genetic bases of the cultivated species in some cases limiting yield and productivity globally. For this motif, recently, pre-breeding activity has become commonly used in order to introgress useful genes from wild relatives, promising landraces, and traditional cultivars. Contributions to this Special Issue are invited from experts working at different system levels including species, varieties, and environment/ecological perspectives, and using any study methodology. Works concerning in situ and ex situ germplasm bank collection studies, pre-breeding, breeding, molecular breeding, and genome studies are welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Pilu
Prof. Dr. Michela Landoni
Manuscript Submission Information
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- molecular breeding
- plant genetics
- plant genomics
- germplasm bank