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Special Issue "Breeding of Ornamental Plants – Genetic Resources, New Challenges and Prospects"
A special issue of Horticulturae (ISSN 2311-7524). This special issue belongs to the section "Floriculture, Nursery and Landscape, and Turf".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 September 2023 | Viewed by 3564
Special Issue Editor
Interests: anatomy; biodiversity; biostimulants; budding; cambium; climate change; frost resistance; genetic resources; historical roses; morphology; phenology; rhizogenesis; root cuttings; rootstock; roses; urban greening
Special Issue Information
The open access journal Horticulturae (IF: 2.331; Q1 in Horticulture) is pleased to announce the launch of a new Special Issue entitled “Breeding of Ornamental Plants—Genetic Resources, New Challenges and Prospects”. Given your expertise in this field, we would like to invite you to contribute an article to the present Special Issue.
In recent years, the outlook on ornamental plants has undergone many changes, which has also inextricably affected the approach to their breeding.
The intensive breeding of numerous plant taxa and their hybrids lead to genetic erosion. Genetic erosion is a phenomenon that has been observed for a long time and is read out as dangerous, primarily because it reduces the ability to adapt to unfavorable conditions of both the environment and cultivation. It is therefore necessary to preserve the existing gene pool and incorporate new gene sources into breeding work.
The direction of breeding new cultivars should primarily respond to new challenges for horticulture and the environment, and these include climate change, extreme weather events, the possibility of ecological and organic cultivation, and the increasing demand for plants that tolerate urban conditions. The latter pose a particular challenge, as the urban environment is highly stressful. A second aspect is the special needs of urban gardening, e.g., well-being, street foods, food use, biodiversity, and ecology services. Others include the ability of phytoremediation and utilization of pollutions, especially air dust, heavy metal utilization, and the improvement of the urban microclimate.
The proposed Special Issue aims to present advanced studies, methods, tools, and innovations in the field of breeding of ornamentals and conservation of gene resources in new challenges. We hope to receive your contributions so as to share them with the community of researchers, students, and technicians. We hope that this invitation receives your favorable consideration and look forward to our future collaboration.
Dr. Marta Monder
Manuscript Submission Information
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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. Horticulturae 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 1800 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.
- applied genetics
- conservation of gene resources
- challenges of global climate changes
- challenges of ecology
- new genetic resources
- urbanized areas
- sustainable production and cultivation
- fungal diseases