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Advances in Research for Legume Genomics, Genetics, and Breeding 2.0

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Plant Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 June 2024 | Viewed by 869

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Department of Plant, Soil, and Agricultural Systems, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901, USA
Interests: plant genetics; genomics; molecular biology; biochemistry; breeding
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Dear Colleagues,

Legumes provide food, feed grain, oil, and fiber for domestic consumption. Horticultural legumes are grown specifically for human diets and are useful in terms of enhancing the living environment. Legumes are an excellent source of protein and are low in fat and sodium and high in dietary fiber, iron, zinc, potassium, magnesium, vitamins, folate, etc.

This Special Issue of the International Journal of Molecular Sciences will focus on “Advances in Research for Legume Genomics, Genetics, and Breeding”. We encourage submissions of all kinds of work by the scientific community to accelerate legume improvement using genetic, genomic, and molecular breeding approaches. Works that bring new insights into biotic and abiotic stresses that affect legume production are also encouraged. Projects may include, but are not limited to, the following topics: improvements in nutraceutical and pharmaceutical compounds derived from legumes with extra human health benefits; seed composition (fatty acids, vitamins, oil, fiber, proteins, carbohydrates, etc.); and diseases that affect cropping systems.

Dr. Naoufal Lakhssassi
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • legumes
  • genomics
  • plant breeding
  • seed composition
  • gene function
  • biotic and abiotic stress
  • legume pathogen resistance/mechanisms

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Understanding the Molecular Regulatory Networks of Seed Size in Soybean
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2024, 25(3), 1441; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijms25031441 - 24 Jan 2024
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Soybean being a major cash crop provides half of the vegetable oil and a quarter of the plant proteins to the global population. Seed size traits are the most important agronomic traits determining the soybean yield. These are complex traits governed by polygenes [...] Read more.
Soybean being a major cash crop provides half of the vegetable oil and a quarter of the plant proteins to the global population. Seed size traits are the most important agronomic traits determining the soybean yield. These are complex traits governed by polygenes with low heritability as well as are highly influenced by the environment as well as by genotype x environment interactions. Although, extensive efforts have been made to unravel the genetic basis and molecular mechanism of seed size in soybean. But most of these efforts were majorly limited to QTL identification, and only a few genes for seed size were isolated and their molecular mechanism was elucidated. Hence, elucidating the detailed molecular regulatory networks controlling seed size in soybeans has been an important area of research in soybeans from the past decades. This paper describes the current progress of genetic architecture, molecular mechanisms, and regulatory networks for seed sizes of soybeans. Additionally, the main problems and bottlenecks/challenges soybean researchers currently face in seed size research are also discussed. This review summarizes the comprehensive and systematic information to the soybean researchers regarding the molecular understanding of seed size in soybeans and will help future research work on seed size in soybeans. Full article
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advances in Research for Legume Genomics, Genetics, and Breeding 2.0)
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