Special Issue "Recent Advances in Germplasm Evaluation and Breeding of Horticultural Plants"

A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Diversity".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2024 | Viewed by 462

Special Issue Editors

Institute of Fruit Tree Research, Guangdong Academy of Agricultural Sciences, China Key Laboratory of South Subtropical Fruit Biology and Genetic Resource Utilization, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, Guangzhou 510640, China
Interests: genetic diveristy; germplasm evaluation; banana; Musa spp. ; Fusarium wilt; genetic improvement and breeding; fruit nutrition and quality
South China Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Guangzhou 510650, China
Interests: Solanaceae; fruit ripening; specialized metabolites; horticulture
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Horticultural plants play a significant role in everyday life by diversifying human diets, providing nutritious nourishment, enhancing our living environment, etc. Genetic improvement and breeding in horticultural plants are a rewarding activity which relies heavily on germplasm evaluation and a thorough understanding of the existing genetic diversity. During the past ten years, significant progress has been achieved in the research area of horticultural plants due to the rapid development and utilization of advanced technologies, such as genomics, phenomics, and enviromics.

This Special Issue will focus on “Recent Advances in Germplasm Evaluation and Breeding of Horticultural Plants”. We welcome novel research, reviews, opinions, methods, etc., covering all related topics, including germplasm evaluation, genetic diversity, genetics, genomics, metabonomics, phenotyping, and physiological responses of horticultural plants.

Dr. Ou Sheng
Prof. Dr. Shaohua Zeng
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • genetic diversity
  • germplasm evaluation
  • phenotyping
  • genomics
  • enviromics
  • genetic improvement
  • germplasm innovation
  • physiological responses
  • breeding

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