Special Issue "Recent Advances in Rootstock of Vegetable Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2020) | Viewed by 12698
In agriculture, stresses are limiting factors for the growth and development of vegetable crops. The selection of tolerant genotypes is a challenge for improving productivity and food security under climate change. Despite the efforts of breeding companies, there has been limited commercial success in obtaining stress-tolerant vegetables, due to the complexity of the traits and because the tools for selection are lacking, such as genetic markers that have been inefficient in these tasks to date. In addition, it is very difficult to combine suitable commercial fruit characteristics (high production and quality) with resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Besides, commercial varieties are not usually selected to cope with abiotic stresses.
Genetic transformation could become a powerful tool in plant breeding. However, the lack of public acceptance of genetic engineering means that searching for other strategies to generate improved tolerances to biotic and abiotic stresses in plants is a priority.
In sustainable and bio-agriculture, the grafting technique is an environmentally-friendly tool for avoiding or reducing losses in commercial yields intended to cope with biotic stress and more recently to induce tolerance to abiotic stress conditions in Cucurbitaceae and Solanaceae varieties. This technique enables susceptible commercial cultivars that are grafted onto rootstocks to withstand the negative effects of external stresses. Moreover, this strategy requires the selection of tolerant rootstocks that may enable the attainment of the desired features in the scion.
Please share your success stories from research in this “Recent Advances in Rootstock of Vegetable Plants” Special Issue. Submissions on (but not limited to) the following topics are invited: (1) Screening rootstocks to cope biotic and abiotic stresses; (2) Agronomic behavior in vegetable grafted plants; (3) Analysis in physiologic, genomic, metabolomics, etc. parameters in grafted plants; (4) Compatibility studies between rootstock and scion; and (5) Signaling rootstock-scion.
Dr. Angeles Calatayud
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- plant grafted
- stresses (biotic and abiotic)
- compatibility scion/rootstock
- screening rootstocks
- signaling rootstock-scion
- agronomic behavior
- genomic and metabolomic performance