Special Issue "Applying Functional Genomics Technologies to Crop Breeding"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2024 | Viewed by 120

Special Issue Editor

Department of Biosciences and Territory, University of Molise, 86090 Pesche, Italy
Interests: functional genomics; plant systems biology; plant stress responses; plant-microbial homeostasis
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Due to the rapid growth of human population and to forefront the consequent increasing food demand, improvements in agricultural productivity and ensuring safe crop productions together with highly performing plants are crucial tasks to be addressed. In this optic, a deep understanding of the relationships between genotype and phenotype is the key to derive knowledge about gene expression patterns, gene regulatory networks, interactions among genes and among their products and on how responses to various stimuli may affect biological processes. Currently, high-throughput technologies and related bioinformatics-assisted analysis can drive the process and have the potential to cover this knowledge through functional genomics approaches.

This Special Issue in Agriculture will focus on functional genomics studies on crops. Topics of interest are related, but not limited, to developmental processes, stress responses, functional and comparative genomics and other applications of high-throughput techniques and related bioinformatics analysis, which connect genotype and phenotype.

The formats suitable for submissions include original research articles, review articles and short communications. Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are refereed through a blind peer-review process.

Dr. Gabriella Sferra
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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.


  • crop
  • functional genomics
  • bioinformatics
  • high-throughput data
  • plant biology
  • systems biology

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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