Molecular Genetics and Breeding of Oilseed Crops—2nd Edition

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 68

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College of Agronomy and Biotechnology, Southwest University, Chongqing 400715, China
Interests: rapeseed; seedcoat; metabolic; GWAS; QTL mapping; plant biotechnology (RNAi, Gene editing, transgenic); genome and genomics
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Jiangsu Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Nanjing 210014, China
Interests: Brassica napus L.; Sclerotinia sclerotiorum; BrYV/TuYV Virus; pathogen-host Interactions; plant biotechnology (RNAi, gene editing, transgenic)
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College of Plant Protection, Anhui Agricultural University, Hefei, China
Interests: rapeseed diseases; disease resiatance; molecular breeding; stomatal immunity; non-host resistance
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Department of Biotechnology, College of Life Science and Technology, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan 430074, China
Interests: Brassica napus; oil content; fatty acid; oil crops
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The yield potential, production, and quality of oilseed crops (e.g., rapeseed, groundnut, castor, soybean, and sunflower) are potential objectives for breeders worldwide; however, oilseed crop production still faces numerous challenges, including the impacts of biologic and abiological factors in addition to the demand for improved yield and nutritional quality.

For the present, molecular genetics and breeding mainly include many biotechnologies, such as QTL, GWAS, MAS, map-based cloning, and gene or genome editing, which have been widely studied and achieved significant progress in plant science. As such, we develop this Special Issue, which will provide a forum with which to address these problems and present new progress in oilseed crop research.

Dr. Cunmin Qu
Dr. Qi Peng
Prof. Dr. Huajian Zhang
Dr. Yongtai Yin
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  • oilseed crops
  • breeding
  • molecular genomics
  • plant germplasm
  • gene mapping

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