Special Issue "Crop Stress Biology and Molecular Breeding 2.0"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 39378
2. National Engineering Research Center for Sugarcane, Ministry of Science ＆Technology, Fujian Agriculture and Forestry University, Fuzhou 350002, China
Interests: crop genetics and biotechnology; molecular interaction between crop and pathogen; gene mining and function identification; molecular breeding
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Biotic and abiotic stresses limit variety improvement and cultivation regulation of crops, including but not limited to rice, corn, sorghum, wheat, cotton, rape, peanut, soybean, sugarcane and beet, and thus seriously restrict the corresponding industrial developments. The response and adaptation mechanisms of crops to these stresses have remained unclear. Focusing our research efforts on crop stress biology and molecular breeding through genetic, genomics, molecular biology and other approaches is therefore vitally important. Current studies in this field seek to reveal the biological basis and processes of important crop traits, including genomics, genes and gene networks; to elucidate the signal transduction pathway of crop stress responses and its interaction mechanism with corresponding stress factors; to elaborate upon the adaptation mechanisms of crops in response to their environment (stress); and to discover and identify key genes and interacting proteins that regulate the formation of traits or adapt to the environment. The exploration of these areas will no doubt reveal gene elements or targets that can be utilized for genetic improvement of important agronomic traits and assist in enhancing crop characteristics or even creating novel germplasms.
This Special Issue, “Crop Stress Biology and Molecular Breeding 2.0”, welcomes original research and review papers considering biological process analysis of important crop traits, crop gene cloning and functional identification, the screening of linkage markers for crop target traits and all other related processes. Papers detailing bioinformatics tools and databases used for crop stress biology and molecular breeding research are also welcomed.
Prof. Dr. Youxiong Que
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- biotic and abiotic stress
- variety improvement
- crop stress biology
- molecular breeding
- biological basis
- signal transduction pathway
- agronomic traits
- excellent germplasm