Special Issue "New Horizons in Vegetable Genetics and Genetic Breeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 July 2023) | Viewed by 9368
Interests: vegetable breeding; genetics and genomics; marker‑assisted selection; gene/QTL mapping; distant hybridization
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Traditional breeding has contributed to the improvement vegetable varieties, nevertheless it faces challenges in precise selection from large populations, rapid production and oriented improvement of elite parental lines. Currently, advances in sequencing technologies and bio-informatics has facilitated genetic and genomic studies,including genome assembly, omics studies (transcriptomic, proteomic and epigenetic sequencing), gene/QTL mapping, genome-wide association studies, (high-throughput) marker-assisted selection, genomic selection, which have contributed to prediction and selection in plant breeding populations, thus accelerating the breeding of new vegetable. In addition, genome editing tools, such as CRISPR/Cas tools targeting nuclear genome, TALEN-based tools targeting cytoplasmic genome, are particularly useful in oriented modification of desirable breeding lines. And in vivo haploid/diploid production tools by manipulating certain genetic factors become a promising strategy,to accelerate the production of homogyzous lines. This Special Issue, "New Horizons in Vegetable Genetics and Genetic Breeding", invites review, research and opinion articles on the advanced tools, approaches and models of genetics and genomics to improve vegetables. This Special Issue will also accept submissions the high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping of important traits, application of genome editing tools, generation and application of haploid/diploid inducer systems.
Prof. Dr. Yangyong Zhang
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- vegetable breeding
- marker-assisted selection
- genomic selection
- QTL/gene mapping
- genome-wide association studies
- omics studies
- bio-informatics tools
- genome editing
- in vivo haploid/diploid induction