Special Issue "Advances in Research for Fruit Crop Breeding and Genetics 2023"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2023 | Viewed by 11575
Interests: Prunus breeding; marker-assisted selection; integrating genetic; genomic; transcriptomic; proteomic and epigenetic approaches
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The development of new fruit varieties is a long and tedious process involving crossing the parents with selected traits to generate desired seedling progenies to develop superior cultivars. While breeders’ ability to generate large populations of such progenies is almost unlimited, the management and selection of these seedlings limit the progress of this process. Therefore, molecular studies on the development of marker-assisted selection (MAS) strategies are particularly crucial, especially for fruit species with long juvenile periods, whose character evaluation, including their interaction with the rootstock, is expensive and time-consuming. In addition, most fruit species have been sequenced and their reference genomes are available; this genomic analysis has evidenced high synteny between genomes and transcriptomes. The present post-genomic era has given rise to new features that can be applied to fruit species from a methodological point of view and from a global perspective. Firstly, researchers in this era have incorporated high-throughput sequencing methods for DNA, RNA, proteins and epigenetic events. In addition, from a global perspective, the center of gravity of the molecular processes is focused on the expression of genes and the way in which such expression is regulated, analyzing different omics, including genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics or epigenetic. This global omic perspective will investigated in this Special Issue, which will highlight the main conclusions of this recent development for fruit crop breeding and production.
Dr. Pedro Martínez-Gómez
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