Special Issue "Assessment of Plant Genetic Diversity"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2010)
Prof. Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta
Department of Science and Technologies for Agriculture, Forestry, Nature and Energy (DAFNE), Tuscia University, Via S. C. de Lellis, snc 01100 Viterbo, Italy
Interests: plant population genetics; plant evolution and domestication; in situ and ex situ conservation of plant germplasm; molecular characterization; molecular markers; molecular evolution; plant breeding
Convention on the Biological Diversity and the Pan-European Biological and Landscape Diversity Strategy define biodiversity as the variety of life and its processes. Biodiversity is generally recognized on three levels:
· Genetic diversity - the variety of genetic building blocks found among individual representatives of a species;
· Species diversity – the variety of living organisms found in a particular place;
· Ecosystem diversity - the variety of species and ecological functions and processes, both their kind and number, that occur in different physical settings.
In this Diversity’s special issue we focus on the first level “genetic diversity” restricting it to the Plant aspects since the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources are essential to the sustainable development of agricultural production. Plant genetic resources comprise the diversity of genetic material contained in traditional varieties and modern cultivars, as well as crop wild relatives and other wild plant species that can be used, now or in the future, for food and agriculture, including resources which contribute to people’s livelihoods by providing food, medicine, feed for domestic animals, fibre, clothing, shelter, energy and a multiple of other products and services.
In this special issue will be published contributions assessing the genetic diversity in Plant species as well as contributions focusing on the aspect connected with this such as statistical methods and tools used.
Mario A. Pagnotta
- Genes - an Open Access journal of genetics and genomics.
Diversity 2009, 1(1), 19-35; doi:10.3390/d1010019
Received: 5 May 2009; Accepted: 4 August 2009 / Published: 6 August 2009| Download PDF Full-text (178 KB)
Article: Intraspecific Variation in Commiphora wightii Populations Based on Internal Transcribed Spacer (ITS1-5.8S-ITS2) Sequences of rDNA
Diversity 2009, 1(2), 89-101; doi:10.3390/d1020089
Received: 15 September 2009; Accepted: 19 October 2009 / Published: 26 October 2009| Download PDF Full-text (855 KB)
Article: Genetic Variability of Macedonian Tobacco Varieties Determined by Microsatellite Marker Analysis
Diversity 2010, 2(4), 439-449; doi:10.3390/d2040439
Received: 20 January 2010; in revised form: 4 February 2010 / Accepted: 2 March 2010 / Published: 24 March 2010| Download PDF Full-text (140 KB)
Article: Genetic Diversity of the Pm3 Powdery Mildew Resistance Alleles in Wheat Gene Bank Accessions as Assessed by Molecular Markers
Diversity 2010, 2(5), 768-786; doi:10.3390/d2050768
Received: 26 March 2010; in revised form: 22 April 2010 / Accepted: 17 May 2010 / Published: 19 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (402 KB)
Diversity 2010, 2(6), 837-862; doi:10.3390/d2060837
Received: 14 April 2010; in revised form: 6 May 2010 / Accepted: 12 May 2010 / Published: 27 May 2010| Download PDF Full-text (612 KB)
Last update: 25 February 2014