The Genetic Improvement of Barley

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 October 2024 | Viewed by 151

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Key Laboratory of Plant Functional Genomics of the Ministry of Education, Agricultural College of Yangzhou University, Yangzhou 225009, China
Interests: barley breeding; abiotic stress; gene mapping
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International Center for Agriculture Research in Dry Areas (ICARDA), Rue Hafiane Chekaoui, P.O. Box 6299, Rabat 10000, Morocco
Interests: barley; genetic diversity; plant biotechnology; plant genetics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

A recent climate model predicts that global climate change is expected to increase the frequency and severity of extreme weather events in many regions worldwide, resulting in substantial crop yield losses and jeopardizing food security. A key step in resolving this problem is to breed crops that carry diverse resistance genes. Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is mainly used in feed, malt production, and food and has genes that allow wide environmental adaptability and stress resistance. This Special Issue of Plants will focus on the exploration of valuable genetic diversity, the identification of functional genes with potential significance, and genome-scale breeding technologies in barley.

Dr. Feifei Wang
Dr. Sripada Mahabala Udupa
Guest Editors

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  • barley
  • abiotic and biotic stress
  • genetic diversity
  • plant breeding

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