Special Issue "Advances in Tree Germplasm Innovation and High-Efficiency Propagation"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2023 | Viewed by 12537
Interests: somatic embryogenesis; cell culture; cryopreservation; seedling nursing with equipment; seed dormancy
Tree germplasm innovation and high-efficiency propagation are closely related to human living conditions and economic interests. Long breeding cycle and shortage of germplasm resources are the main factors limiting tree germplasm innovation. Transgenic technology is an important method of biological breeding. CRISPR/Cas9 technology provides an opportunity for genetic improvement. Somatic embryogenesis technology is not only an important transformation system of genetic engineering but can also enable the excellent genotypes of trees to reach the level of commercial production. Cell engineering technology promotes the industrial revolution of high-efficiency propagation. Cryopreservation can preserve germplasm resources stably for a long time. Cutting, grafting, and seedling nursing with equipment reduce the cost of propagation and cultivation of excellent genotypes of trees. This Special Issue is planned to give an overview of the most recent advances in the field of tree germplasm innovation and high-efficiency propagation to make contributions to the progress of biotechnology in the application of the field.
Potential topics include but are not limited to:
- Genome breeding;
- Protoplast fusion;
- Haploid generation;
- Cryopreservation of germplasm;
- Sexual reproduction (seed development, seed germination, embryology);
- Seedling nursing with equipment;
- Multi-varietal forestry, MVF.
Prof. Dr. Ling Yang
Prof. Dr. Iraida Nikolaevna Tret’yakova
Manuscript Submission Information
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- somatic embryogenesis
- genetic transformation
- gene editing
- cell culture
- cutting propagation
- grafting propagation
- seedling nursing with equipment