Special Issue "Field Evaluation of Transgenic Germplasm for Agronomic Performance"


A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 March 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Dr. Alessandro Pellegrineschi
ATS – DuPont Pioneer Route 141, Henry Clay Bldg #357 DuPont Experimental Station Wilmington, DE 19880-0353, USA
Interests: transgenic; plant breeding; gene site specific insertion; plant cell biology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The field evaluation of transgenic germplasm is a common measure effectiveness of one or more genes activity in the crop of interest, where both the quality and quantity of a specific trait can be measured. At first glance, the principles and general guidelines for selection among plants altered by transformation are the same as those established for classical breeding. However, the approach is different, since transformation alters one or few characteristics in an already established cultivar where classical breeding deals with the creation of new varieties and the disciplined efforts to maintain the transgenic lines in complete isolation.

This special issue is dedicated to describe methods and challenges to detect and assess transgenic lines with genes that may be useful to enhance agronomic traits, strategy for containment of transgene flow, and how to maintain the transgenic line trait purity.

Dr. Alessandro Pellegrineschi
Guest Editor


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  • transgenic field trials
  • breeding
  • gene flow
  • trait purity

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Last update: 29 July 2013

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