Special Issue "Molecular Research of Tropical Fruit"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 2061
Interests: fruit cultivar selection; fruit molecular biology
Tropical fruits are grown in hot and humid regions surrounding the Equator, as far north as the Tropic of Cancer and as far south as the Tropic of Capricorn. It is estimated that there are more than 300 tropical fruit crops that produce edible fruits, such as banana, pineapple, lychee, longan, mango, dragon fruit, passion fruit, papaya, rambutan, acai, jackfruit, mangosteen, avocado, guava, durian, cherimoya, cashew, macadamia nut, etc. Many developing countries are dependent on tropical fruits for their export and income, as well as their high nutritional value. Tropical fruit planting and production are growing globally. Tropical fruits are perishable crops and typically very sensitive to environmental, biotic, and abiotic stresses. Therefore, more pomologists are focusing on molecular research to learn how growth and development work and how to sustain the growth of tropical fruit crops in a sustainable way.
An upcoming Special Issue titled "Molecular Research of Tropical Fruit" will focus on the molecular mechanisms of tropical fruit production, growth and development, postharvest, genetics, and breeding, in an effort to address the primary issues faced by tropical fruit-producing countries. The main themes focus on the molecular research of tropical fruit crops on alternate bearing, flowering, fruit set, pruning, thinning, fertilization/irrigation/water relations, biostimulants and plant growth regulators, environment, postharvest, biotechnology and physiology, genetic resources, and breeding, etc. Topics include, but are not limited to, gene discovery and function, population genetics, genome projects, comparative and functional genomics, the molecular analysis of simple and complex genetic traits, developmental genetics, regulatory variation in gene expression, evolution, gene expression, and chromosome biology.
We invite agriculturists to contribute both reviews and original research articles to this Special Issue and to share your achievements in the field of the molecular research of tropical fruits.
Prof. Dr. Yonghua Qin
Prof. Dr. Guibing Hu
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- tropical fruits
- molecular research (microRNAs, genomics, transcriptomics, and proteomics)
- growth and development
- fruit set and development
- biotechnology and physiology