Genetic Associated Plant Breeding
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2023) | Viewed by 6480
Interests: plant genetic resources conservation and utilization; crop wild relatives; plant breeding; genetics; pre-breeding; tissue culture; doubled-haploidy breeding
The application of genetics in developing improved crop varieties has played a pivotal role in improving agricultural food production. The efficiency of plant breeding has continued to improve over the years through increased understanding of the genetics of traits and use of genetics-based breeding strategies. The recent advances in the development and application of modern tools and technologies, such as genomic selection, genome editing and speed breeding, have further enhanced the precision and efficiency of plant breeding and presented tremendous opportunities to achieve rapid genetic gains. This is important for the rapid development of improved varieties which are high yielding, nutritionally rich and climate-resilient, and have other traits preferred by farmers, consumers and industries.
This Special Issue focuses on publishing original research, reviews and opinion articles highlighting basic, strategic and applied research in the field of genetics, genomics and plant breeding. The topics include, but are not limited to: the recent advances in genomics and trait discovery, identification and exploitation of novel alleles from the plant genetic resources including crop wild relatives, trait deployment for developing new improved varieties, and genetic engineering and genome editing for targeted breeding of food crops.
Dr. Shivali Sharma
Dr. Pooran Gaur
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Life is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2600 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- plant breeding
- plant genetic resources
- crop wild relatives
- genetic engineering
- genome editing
- rait deployment
- speed breeding
- marker-assisted selection