Genomic Selection and Marker-Assisted Breeding in Crops

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 August 2024 | Viewed by 209

Special Issue Editor

Department of Applied Plant Science, Chonnam National University, Gwangju 61186, Republic of Korea
Interests: soybean; cowpea; QTL mapping; GWAS; MAS
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Dear Colleagues,

Genomic selection and marker-assisted breeding are powerful technologies that speed up the breeding process, enable the precise selection of desirable traits at the molecular level, increase breeding efficiency through the high-throughput screening of a large number of Plants and enhance crop performance for resistance to disease, tolerance to environmental stresses or improved yields. 

This Special Issue of Plants will focus on recent advances in genomic selection and marker-assisted breeding for various agronomic traits in crops. We would like to invite research articles or reviews related to identification of molecular markers linked to quantitative trait loci (QTLs)/genes through various genomic tools including bi-parental QTL approaches, genome-wide association study (GWAS), mutagenesis, etc., and their application for marker-assisted selection (MAS)/genomic selection in crops.

Dr. Bo-Keun Ha
Guest Editor

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  • crop breeding
  • molecular marker
  • marker-assisted selection (MAS)
  • quantitative trait locus (QTL)
  • genome-wide association study (GWAS)
  • mutagenesis
  • genomic selection

Published Papers

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