Special Issue "Flowering Time Regulation: Implications for Plant Adaptation and Yield Improvement"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 99

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Nazgol Emrani
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Guest Editor
Plant Breeding Institute, University of Kiel, 24118 Kiel, Germany
Interests: plant breeding; quinoa; flowering time regulation; oil and protein crops; rapeseed

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change, diminishing arable land, and limited access to agrochemicals pose significant challenges to sustainably feeding the expanding global population. Addressing these challenges necessitates strategies that enhance crop productivity per unit area, improve crop adaptability to changing environments, and explore the viability of introducing crops to new regions. The timing of the transition from vegetative to reproductive stages plays a pivotal role not only in seed production and crop yield, but also in mitigating biotic and abiotic stresses. Consequently, understanding the intricate mechanisms regulating flowering time is imperative in addressing mounting concerns regarding future food availability.

This Special Issue seeks original research and review articles that investigate the molecular and chemical aspects of flowering time regulation. Additionally, we encourage submissions exploring the impact of flowering time on crop yield and adaptation and its potential implications for breeding across various species and under both biotic and abiotic stress conditions.

Dr. Nazgol Emrani
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.


  • flowering time
  • grain yield
  • adaptation
  • photoperiod sensitivity
  • vernalization
  • floral transition
  • genetic variation
  • plant breeding

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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