Plant Biotechnological Approaches Towards Crop Improvement

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 November 2024 | Viewed by 684

Special Issue Editors


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1. Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL 32317, USA
2. Plant Physiology Division, Bangladesh Agricultural Research Institute, Gazipur 1701, Bangladesh
Interests: crop physiology; plant biotechnology; molecular biology; genetics; crop production
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Center for Viticulture and Small Fruit Research, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, Tallahassee, FL 32317, USA
Interests: plant biotechnology; plant tissue culture; genome editing; genomics and proteomics; sustainable agriculture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues, 

Increasing crop production to meet food consumption is one of the growing population’s key challenges. However, sustaining these gains in crop productivity and adapting to climate change are becoming urgent concerns in modern times. Developing crop cultivars that meet the present-day requirements of agriculture and horticulture is challenging, as they need to provide sustainable food and healthful nutrition for populations while being environmentally friendly and resilient to climate change. Plant biotechnology is seen as the breakthrough technology that can help to meet this challenge in this next phase of plant breeding. Plant biotechnologies that help develop new varieties and traits within plants include cell and tissue culture manipulation, marker-assisted selection, transgenic crops, genomics, and molecular farming. Biotechnology in agriculture benefits farmers, producers, and consumers. Biotech crops can make farming more profitable by increasing crop quality and may, in some cases, increase yields. The tools of agricultural biotechnology have been invaluable for researchers in helping to understand the basic biology of living organisms. In the past few decades, much knowledge about crops’ biotechnological and molecular mechanisms has been revealed. However, many genes and proteins still have yet to be identified in many crop species. Modern biotechnologies allow us to study crop molecular physiology for crop improvement and production deeply. This Special Issue will consider all these biotechnological advancements for crop improvement, characterization, and conservation and papers on social, environmental, and global aspects of plant biotechnology commercialization. Therefore, articles (original research papers, perspectives, hypotheses, opinions, reviews, modeling approaches, and methods) that focus on plant biotechnological approaches toward crop improvement are welcome in this Special Issue.

Dr. Imrul Mosaddek Ahmed
Dr. Md Moniruzzaman
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Keywords

  • biotechnology
  • crop physiology
  • climate change
  • genetic regulation
  • genome editing
  • molecular mechanisms
  • non-coding RNAs
  • OMICS
  • plant cell tissue and organ culture
  • signaling

Published Papers

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