Special Issue "Advances in Molecular Breeding for Pest and Disease Resistance in Legume Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2023) | Viewed by 746
Interests: crop protection; molecular; cell biology and genetics; plant disease; legumes; biotic stress
Interests: plant-pathogen interaction; plant disease; plant breeding for resistance; genome-wide association mapping; resistance mechanism; legumes; pea; fusarium oxysporum; oat; crop adaptation
Interests: identification, characterization and use of genetic resistance in legume breeding
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Legume crops are relevant globally due to both their high protein content and ability to fix atmospheric nitrogen thanks to their symbiosis with rhizobia. In spite of the globally accepted nutritional, economic, and environmental benefits of legumes, legume breeding has received relatively less attention than other crops such as cereals. However, after decades of slow progress, techniques of legume cultivation have now rapidly entered into the genomics era due to the recently completed genome sequencing of many species. A wealth of genomic tools has now become available and these allow researchers to improve legume genetics more substantially.
The aim of the Special Issue is to compile research and review articles on advances in legume breeding for pest and disease resistance. We are especially interested in research with a focus on molecular approaches, and submissions can cover:
- Molecular characterization of plant/pathogen interactions;
- Marker-assisted selection;
- Genomics-assisted breeding.
Dr. Eleonora Barilli
Dr. Nicolas Rispail
Dr. Diego Rubiales
Manuscript Submission Information
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- legume crops
- genetic resistance
- molecular breeding
- plant–pathogen interaction
- genomic selection
- marker-assisted breeding