Special Issue "Molecular Research in Fruit Crop"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 8700
Fruit is the main source of minerals and vitamins essential for the human body and has long played important roles in human diet and health. The fruit tree industry is therefore an important driving force for the development of the world agricultural economy. Currently, rapid changes in global climate, water shortage, and environmental deterioration pose great challenges to the development of the fruit crop industry. Moreover, perennial fruit crops have a long period of development and a highly heterozygous genetic background, thereby causing the related molecular research to be more difficult compared with field crops. However, with the rapid development of modern scientific biotechnology, molecular research on fruit crop has achieved numerous remarkable advancements in recent years with regard to multiple aspects of plant genomics, molecular biology, biological chemistry, molecular breeding, genetic engineering, gene editing, and bioinformatics. These advances provide a significant theoretical basis for rapid, healthy, and sustainable development of the fruit crop industry.
This Focus Issue aims to highlight the latest progress in the molecular research on fruit crops, which covers many research areas on the growth and development and nutritional and environmental biology of fruit crops in addition to the application of modern biotechnology and bioinformatics in fruit crops, which cover grafting, flowering and fruit-set, parthenocarpy, self-incompatibility, quality improvement of fruits, post-harvest aspects, response to stress, and transduction of hormonal and/or environmental signals. We welcome submissions of original articles detailing molecular research of fruit crops and encourage the publication of research papers with major innovative technologies and original ideas. When submitting papers, you should indicate your interest in this Focus Issue in the cover letter and select “Molecular Research in Fruit Crops” from the Focus Issue list in the online submission system.
Prof. Dr. Chen Wang
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