Special Issue "Genomics-Based Tree Breeding to Improve Resilience in the Face of Global Climate Change"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 5008
The increasing uncertainty of global climate change can lead to harsh environments, such as sudden changes of temperature, outbreaks of pests and pathogens, and limited water supply, which represent a threat to the survival and growth of trees. To sustain the effective ecological and economic functions of tree plants, the current molecular breeding paradigm calls for an enhanced breeding strategy to build resilience in economically and ecologically important trees. Recent advances in DNA sequencing provide an opportunity to reveal the genomic basis of adaptations in trees, which can aid the process of breeding climate-resilient trees. This Special Issue aims to provide an avenue for sharing recent progress and ideas around research that addresses issues of genetic and genomic mechanisms underlying tree adaptations. The main scope includes but is not limited to large-scale population genomics research on trees, comparative genomics analysis of biotic or abiotic responses, identification and characterization of natural variations in various traits related to environmental responses, and other relevant studies toward climate resilience.
Dr. Hengfu Yin
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- tree breeding
- biotic and abiotic stress response
- genome characterization
- comparative genomics
- large-scale genomics studies
- genome-wide association study
- gene expression analysis
- genomics-assisted breeding
- genome selection
- tree biotechnology
- gene functions