Special Issue "Barley Genetic Resources: Advancing Conservation and Applications for Breeding – Series II"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2024 | Viewed by 2627
Interests: cereal; biodiversity; climate change; plant genetic resources; crop protection; ecology; sustainable agriculture; gene bank; genetics; plant breeding
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Gene banks harbor a large “green treasure” of plant genetic resources (PGRs). The growing world population requires support through a constant increase in agricultural production. A changing climate is forcing plant breeders to develop plant cultivars with effective and durable resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. These breeding activities can be supported by the broader exploitation of PGR. However, activities related to conservation of genetic resources in gene banks are characterized by high cost and long-term return. Therefore, there is an urgent need to harmonize efforts concerning both the conservation of genetic variability both in situ and ex situ for the future as well as the efficient utilization of available resources in plant breeding programs. Pre-breeding activities are also needed to effective link genetic resources and breeding programs.
The characterization of barley diversity is crucial for its sustainable production and effective exploitation by barley breeders in cooperation with gene banks. This is can be achieved by intensive phenotyping and genotyping of the world barley collection using advanced molecular, biochemical, and physiological methods.
This Special Issue will focus on “Barley Genetic Resources: Advancing Conservation and Applications for Breeding”. Contributions in the form of novel research, review, and opinion articles covering all aspects of the conservation of barley genetic resources and their application in breeding are welcome.
Prof. Dr. Jerzy Henryk Czembor
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- plant genetic resources
- gene bank
- plant breeding
- stress resistance
- climate change