Journal Browser

Journal Browser

Special Issue "Molecular Genetics and Breeding Mechanisms in Crops 2.0"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Plant Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2024 | Viewed by 905

Special Issue Editor

College of Agriculture and Biotechnology, China Agricultural University, 2 Yuanmingyuan Xilu, Haidian District, Beijing 100193, China
Interests: molecular breeding; biotic and abiotic stress; molecular mechanism
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

With the continuous progress of biotechnology, rapid development has been seen in molecular genetics and breeding theories, methods, as well as the creation of excellent germplasms. In order to promote academic exchange on the latest trends and achievements of molecular genetics and breeding in crops, this Special Issue will focus on molecular genetics and breeding mechanisms in crops with the aim of promoting the joint discussion of the latest research dynamics and directions and find opportunities for collaboration in this field. All original research papers and reviews are welcome for submission to this Special Issue.

Contributions in this Special Issue may include: studies on biological and abiotic stress resistance of crops, advances in crop genomics and proteomics, strategies for the combination of crop molecular breeding and conventional breeding, the and research and development of new technologies for crop germplasm innovation.

Prof. Dr. Shaozhen He
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

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. International Journal of Molecular Sciences is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. There is an Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal. For details about the APC please see here. 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.

Published Papers (1 paper)

Order results
Result details
Select all
Export citation of selected articles as:


Genome-Wide Identification and Expression Analysis of the Sucrose Synthase Gene Family in Sweet Potato and Its Two Diploid Relatives
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2023, 24(15), 12493; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms241512493 - 06 Aug 2023
Viewed by 679
Sucrose synthases (SUS; EC encoded by a small multigene family are the central system of sucrose metabolism and have important implications for carbon allocation and energy conservation in nonphotosynthetic cells of plants. Though the SUS family genes (SUSs) have been [...] Read more.
Sucrose synthases (SUS; EC encoded by a small multigene family are the central system of sucrose metabolism and have important implications for carbon allocation and energy conservation in nonphotosynthetic cells of plants. Though the SUS family genes (SUSs) have been identified in several plants, they have not been explored in sweet potato. In this research, nine, seven and seven SUSs were identified in the cultivated sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas, 2n = 6x = 90) as well as its two diploid wild relatives I. trifida (2n = 2x = 30) and I. triloba (2n = 2x = 30), respectively, and divided into three subgroups according to their phylogenetic relationships. Their protein physicochemical properties, chromosomal localization, phylogenetic relationship, gene structure, promoter cis-elements, protein interaction network and expression patterns were systematically analyzed. The results indicated that the SUS gene family underwent segmental and tandem duplications during its evolution. The SUSs were highly expressed in sink organs. The IbSUSs especially IbSUS2, IbSUS5 and IbSUS7 might play vital roles in storage root development and starch biosynthesis. The SUSs could also respond to drought and salt stress responses and take part in hormone crosstalk. This work provides new insights for further understanding the functions of SUSs and candidate genes for improving yield, starch content, and abiotic stress tolerance in sweet potatoes. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Molecular Genetics and Breeding Mechanisms in Crops 2.0)
Show Figures

Figure 1

Back to TopTop