Special Issue "Genetic Analysis of Abiotic-Stress Adaptive Traits in Wheat and Barley"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2018
Food production for the rapidly-increasing human population is threatened by loss of agricultural land and by diminishing water availability. A large part of crops’ yield potential is unrealized, primarily due to abiotic-stress factors. Moreover, global climatic change towards greater aridity, higher temperatures and frequent erratic events, is expected to worsen this situation. Developing crop cultivars better adapted to abiotic-stress conditions is considered a sustainable and economically viable approach to enhance crop productivity and ensure food security. Past efforts to develop abiotic-stress resistant crop cultivars were usually hampered by low heritability of stress adaptive traits and by large ‘genotype x environment’ interactions. However, recent advances in molecular and genomic tools make the exploration of these mechanisms more feasible, with the promise of accelerating crop improvement.
Wheat and barley are the two major cool season cereal crops. Wheat provides about 20% of the calories consumed by mankind, whereas barely is used primarily for animal feed and the beer industry. In this special issue we aim to enhance the exchange of knowledge on abiotic-stress adaptive traits in wheat and barley and facilitate the understanding of plant stress adaptive strategies towards the improvement of crop production in stressful environments.
Prof. Yehoshua Saranga
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- Crop improvement
- Food security