Breeding for Plant Improvement and Protection

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Genetics, Genomics and Biotechnology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 December 2024 | Viewed by 177

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Sweet Environmental Consultants, Cambridge CB24 5JA, UK
Interests: crop protection; crop improvement; biotechnology; environmental risk assessment; sustainable agriculture and land use
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Dear Colleagues,

I am pleased to invite you to submit short communications, research, or review articles to the Special Issue entitled “Breeding for Plant Improvement and Protection”.

New plant breeding techniques are being rapidly developed and utilised to produce plants with enhanced performance, quality, biotic and abiotic tolerance and resistance. I invite you to submit articles describing traditional and novel techniques and their applications in crops, trees and other plant species. These can include articles discussing how these improved plants can contribute to meeting the challenges of increased demand, climate change and requirements for sustainable production systems with reduced environmental impacts. In addition, the socio-economic considerations relating to these breeding approaches can be discussed including issues such as regulation, IP and societal perceptions.

Dr. Jeremy Sweet
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. Plants is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2700 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
  • crop improvement
  • disease resistance
  • drought tolerance
  • crop quality
  • pest resistance
  • climate change
  • sustainable production

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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