Special Issue "Plant Genetics and Biotechnology in Biodiversity"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2017)
Dr. Giandomenico Corrado
Dipartimento di Agraria, Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II”, Via Università 100, Portici, 80055, Italy
Interests: crop biodiversity; landraces; genetic modification; DNA polymorphism; genetic fingerprinting
Plant biodiversity is central to the implementation of sustainable production systems, ensuring global food security, and increasing crop resistance and resiliance to climate change and invasive and native biotic stresses. Plant genetic resources (PGR) have been collected and exchanged for centuries, but the rapid development of novel tools for genetic analysis is changing the way we can uncover diversity and exploit its value in agriculture. The integration of novel analytical tools is currently crucial for translating research into a much-needed, more efficient management and use of PGR.
The forthcoming Special Issue aims to provide an overview of recent topics on plant genetics and biotechnology in biodiversity, with enphasis on agricultural genetic diversity. Papers will present current trends on genetic resources description, conservation, management and research, and will highlight how new approaches and methodogies can boost both our understanding and exploitation of PGR.
This Special Issue is launched to honor the memory of Prof. Gian Tommaso Scarascia Mugnozza, and in recognition of his many contributions to plant breeding and genetic resources.
Prof. Rosa Rao
Dr. Giandomenico Corrado
Manuscript Submission Information
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- plant conservation genetics
- plant biodiversity
- plant biotechnology in conservation and bioprospecting
- DNA markers
- plant genomics
- biodiversity in bio-based economy