Biotechnological Advances for Crop Improvement and Sustainable Agriculture

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 December 2024 | Viewed by 107

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Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR 97331, USA
Interests: plant genomics; transcriptomics; bioinformatics; gene discovery; plant pathway curation; gene regulatory networks; nutritional genomics; secondary plant products; pangenomics; space biology
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Dear Colleagues,

The world’s population is increasing day by day and will reach 10 billion by 2050. It is important to produce enough high-quality, nutritious food to feed 10 billion people in the scenario of unpredictable climate change.

Environmental and climate-related hazards, including droughts, floods, and wildfires, led by temperature spikes, will make fertile land scarcer and have a significant impact on agriculture. Therefore, developing crops resilient to environmental stresses with no growth, yield, or nutritional penalties is an important step towards sustainable agriculture. Modern biotechnological, genome editing, high-throughput omics, and breeding techniques can help develop crops with improved traits, varieties, nutritional qualities, and adaptability to environmental stress conditions.

Therefore, this Special Issue aims to provide an understanding of recent technological advancements that improve crop yield under various climatic conditions with no nutritional penalties. This issue has a particular interest in research on genome editing techniques used for crop improvement and nutritional quality, environmental adaptability, biotic/abiotic stress management, genomics and bioinformatic resources, genetic engineering, and plant breeding.

Dr. Parul Gupta
Guest Editor

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  • biotic/abiotic stress
  • plant breeding
  • genome editing
  • CRISPR/Cas
  • genetic engineering
  • mutants and phenotypes
  • genome evolution
  • polyploid genomics
  • crop improvement
  • omics

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