Wheat Breeding for Global Climate Change

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Molecular Biology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 November 2024 | Viewed by 348

Special Issue Editor

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Guest Editor
Department of Sustainable Agriculture, Fukui Prefectural University, Fukui 910-4103, Japan
Interests: cereal breeding and genetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Global climate change is increasingly damaging agriculture. Wheat cultivation is no exception, and we must act quickly. The following events are becoming more common as causes and/or results of global climate change: elevated CO2 concentrations (eCO2) and global warming; increased drought, heat, salinity, and abiotic (e.g., Fusarium) stresses, and so on. We must urgently develop wheat varieties that can overcome these difficulties. In this Special Issue, we will collect knowledge not only on breeding, but also on genetic resources, genetics, and agronomy to develop wheat (cereal) varieties that can withstand global climate change.

Dr. Koji Murai
Guest Editor

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  • global climate change
  • eCO2
  • global warming
  • drought stress
  • heat stress
  • salinity stress
  • breeding
  • genetic resources
  • genetics
  • agronomy
  • wheat
  • cereal

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission, see below for planned papers.

Planned Papers

The below list represents only planned manuscripts. Some of these manuscripts have not been received by the Editorial Office yet. Papers submitted to MDPI journals are subject to peer-review.

1. The related wild species Aegilops mutica cytoplasm suppresses elevated VRN1 gene expression in early wheat growth: Prospects for using the 
alloplasmic lines in breeding warming-adapted wheat varieties

2. Identification of dates when wheat yields are significantly sensitive to weather conditions in East Asia
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