Special Issue "Genetics and Breeding of Field Crops in the 21st Century"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 March 2024 | Viewed by 141

Special Issue Editor

School of Agricultural Sciences, University of Western Macedonia, 9 Iraklias str., 54636 Thessaloniki, Hellas, Greece
Interests: breeding field crops; doubled haploid production; cytogenetics
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Genetics has always been the main tool for understanding and evaluating crop behavior. This facilitated the production of new cultivars with better yielding efficiency, contributing to developing Plant Breeding as an important science. Thus, breeding field crops have proved essential to ensure food and feed supply in adequate quantities to meet human and livestock demands. This procedure, although sufficiently effective, faces serious risks due to climate change, the emergence of new and more aggressive biotic factors and wrong human actions resulting in marginal environments.

Aim and scope of the Special Issue is to bring together old and new attempts that contribute to solving the aforementioned risks. Classical breeding can use the current developments of molecular breeding, doubled haploidy and even speed breeding in order to accomplish this goal.

The new Special Issue welcomes review, research and short communication papers that can contribute to this attempt.

Dr. Ioannis N. Xynias
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.


  • yield
  • quality
  • food supply
  • climate change
  • sustainable agriculture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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