Special Issue "Identification and Evaluation of Plant Genetic Resources for Eco-Friendly Agriculture"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (10 February 2023) | Viewed by 18679
Interests: plant genetics; plant nutrition; breeding; molecular markers; NGS (next-generation sequencing); PGPR
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Special Issue in Cells: Omics in Plant Genetics and Breeding
Special Issue in Cells: Omics Approaches for A Sustainable and Low-impact Agriculture
During the last few decades, we witnessed a progressive loss of genetic resources of crop plants. Future progress in developing sustainable agriculture depends, to a great extent, on the conservation and preservation of crop genetic resources and on promoting their effective utilization in plant breeding. In this context, a great deal has been accomplished to safeguard plant genetic richness thanks to the establishment of germplasm collections.
Molecular markers have become routine to study crop genetic diversity, to investigate the genetic structure of germplasm resources, to establish parentage analysis, and to identify loci associated with agronomical traits.
Due to rapid developments in the field of molecular genetics, a variety of different techniques have emerged to analyze genetic variation. The most commonly used are SSR (simple sequence repeats) and SNP (single nucleotide polymorphism). Their success lies in (i) the medium–high polymorphic information content, (ii) the medium–high power of multiplexing, (iii) high level of automation, (iv) medium–high level of assay throughput, and (v) high reproducibility. Moreover, SSR and SNP markers are suitable for all purposes related to the study of genetic variability, from diversity to mapping and association studies.
This Special Issue will promote works performed for the genetic characterization of germplasm collections of horticultural crops using informative and co-dominant markers (SSR and SNP), as well as studies on the use of molecular markers to support breeding programs for eco-friendly agriculture.
We welcome excellent original research and review articles that address, but should not be restricted to, the following topics:
- Genetic characterization of germplasm collections;
- Mapping study (QTL – quantitative trait loci)
- Association study (GWAS – genome-wide association Analysis)
- Marker-assisted selection (MAS)
Dr. Francesco Mercati
Dr. Gabriella De Lorenzis
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- horticultural crops
- population structure