Special Issue "Genetics and Genomics of Tomato and Solanaceae"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2018
Dr. Dilip R. Panthee
The Solanaceae family consists of important vegetable crops, including eggplant (Solanum melongena L.), pepper (Capsicum annum L.), potato (Solanum tuberosum L.) and tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). Potato is also used as a staple food, next to cereals, in several parts of the world. All these member species of the Solanaceae family contribute significantly to the agriculture-based economy throughout the world. There are a lot of genomic resources that have already been developed (such as tomato and potato) or are being developed (such as eggplant and pepper) for these species. Because of its small genome size, tomato and Petunia, which is an important flower species, are also used as model plant for the analysis of genetics and genomics for various traits. With the availability of whole genome sequence and relatively smaller genome size, short life cycle and easy to make crosses, tomato is widely used as a model plant in genetics and genomic analysis. There is sequence homology between these species, which have been investigated further by researchers for in depth understanding of genetics, genomics, as well as to improve economic traits. Researchers have generated data on various aspects, including economically important traits, and are in the process of generating more data by exploiting the available genomic resources. The aim of this Special Issue is to contribute to the area of genetics and genomics of Solanaceae crop species so that newly-emerging information can further be used in our understanding of genetics and genomics of these species. Furthermore, this information can be exploited for the improvement of these crop species to make plant breeding sustainable.Dr. Dilip R. Panthee
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- Genetic transformation
- Genome editing
- Genomic selection
- Molecular breeding
- Molecular markers in plant breeding
- QTL mapping
- RNASeq analysis