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Special Issue "Wheat Genomics, Genetics and Breeding"
A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Genetics and Genomics".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 May 2023) | Viewed by 4629
Special Issue Editors
Interests: wheat; genetics; anthocyanins; phenolics; genomics
Interests: wheat; genetics; anthocyanins; phenolics; genomics; animal model studies
Interests: wheat; genetics; genomics; bioinformatics
Special Issue Information
Global food security faces multiple challenges, including climate change, declining natural resources, emerging human/animal and plant diseases, persistent hunger, and malnutrition. By 2050, demand for wheat is predicted to increase by 50 percent from today’s levels. Meanwhile, the crop is at risk from new and more aggressive pests as well as diseases, diminishing water resources, limited available land, and unstable weather conditions, particularly heat. Abiotic and biotic stresses, processing, and nutritional quality are all considered in classical breeding and metabolite characterization. Recent advances in genomics research have transformed crop improvement strategies, allowing scientists to undertake speed breeding strategies to introduce premium grain quality and nutritional traits. The unprecedented recent developments in next-generation DNA sequencing technologies and high-density genotyping-based trait mapping, such as QTL discovery, fine mapping, pooled sequencing (QTLseq, BSRseq, MutMap, etc.), genome-wide association studies, and systems genetics tools allow for the discovery of superior haplotypes to enhance the nutritional content of a wide array of crops. Therefore, this Special Issue of Genes is focused on wheat genomics, genetics, and breeding, with the goal of contributing to food and nutrition security; climate adaption and mitigation; and the development of climate-resilient, nutritious, disease- and pest-tolerant, diverse, and high-yielding wheat varieties. This effort incorporates the use of genomic selection platforms, systems biology, genome-editing tools, wide introgression to exploit genetic variation in wild relatives of wheat, the domestication of wheat, genetic diversity, genomics, functional genomics, transcriptomics, and biosynthetic as well as regulatory genes. We believe that the whole wheat community will find this compilation helpful.
Dr. Monika Garg
Dr. Saloni Sharma
Dr. Apoorv Tiwari
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