Special Issue "Advances in Legume Genetics and Genomics from Mendelian to NGS Era"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 176

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Legumes are multipurpose crop species that are widely used in our daily life for feed and fodder. They contribute approximately 30% of the world’s crop production, and legume crops contribute 33% of human dietary protein. The world population will soon reach 8 billion, and in order to ensure food security for this population, there is an urgent need for sustainable agriculture and an increase in food production through cultivar improvements applying modern technology including classical breeding, molecular breeding, and multi-omics approaches. Since Mendel’s discovery, biological sciences have made remarkable progress. The legume research community utilizes the advantages of this modern technology and tools to improve legume cultivars in order to meet the global challenges and increasing productivity.

This Issue is an opportunity for the legume research community to share their innovations, progress, and knowledge in the field of legume sustainable agronomy-agriculture, genetics, genomics, multi-omics data, and bio-informatics. Original research articles and concepts for review articles to address major issues are welcome.

The focus of this Special Issue includes articles related to the following topics:

  • Legume classical breeding and agronomical practice for cultivar improvements.
  • Genome-wide molecular marker development and its utility for legume breeding, diversity, and population genetics.
  • Whole-genome sequencing, assembly, annotation, and comparative genomics.
  • Gene family identification, evolution, and functional characterization.
  • Genetic mapping, GWAS, and QTLs.
  • Multi-omics data analysis and database.
  • Bio-informatics tools for legume breeding genetics and genomics.

Dr. Manosh Kumar Biswas
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • molecular markers
  • genetic diversity
  • population genetics
  • next-generation sequencing
  • functional genomics
  • transcriptomic
  • bioinformatics

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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