Advances in Molecular Genetics and Breeding of Brassica napus L.

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 132

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development Administration, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea
Interests: rapeseed (Brassica napus L.); plant breeding; interspecific hybridization; plant biotechnology; premature germination

Guest Editor
National Institute of Agricultural Sciences, Rural Development Administration, Jeonju-si, Jeollabuk-do, Republic of Korea
Interests: Brassica sp.; functional genomics; plant physiology; plant genetics; plant metabolism; molecular markers

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Rapeseed (Brassica napus L.) holds the position of being the third-largest oilseed crop globally, following soybean and oil palm. It is esteemed for its production of high-quality edible oil and biofuel. The increasing demand for rapeseed across diverse industries underscores the need for continuous improvements in genetic characteristics to align with market needs. Agricultural researchers have consistently prioritized the enhancement of crop traits, focusing on both quantitative and qualitative aspects. Hence, the primary objective of this Special Issue is to compile the most recent advancements in rapeseed genetics and breeding pertaining to the mentioned areas. This includes but not restricted to exploring and defining genes/QTLs and new/highly effective alleles through functional genomics, genetics, resequencing, and breeding techniques. The aim is to enhance rapeseed oil content, improve oil quality, boost yield potential, elevate nutritional values, and fortify resilience against biotic and abiotic stresses.

Dr. Soo-In Sohn
Dr. Subramani Pandian
Guest Editors

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  • Brassica napus L.
  • functional genomics
  • genetics
  • breeding
  • biotechnology
  • genomics
  • crop breeding
  • germplasm resources

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