Special Issue "Plant Breeding in Agriculture"
A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2018).
Interests: genetics; plant breeding; genetic resources; agrobiodiversity; food security
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Seed-embedded technology remains the cornerstone for intensifying sustainably agriculture, bringing eco-efficiency to, and building resilience in agro-systems. Research in crop genetic enhancement includes today from plant genetic resources conservation through use to breeding informatics, and with main focus on analysing genetic diversity and variation for further utilization in developing new cultivars or breeding lines and populations. It is, therefore, sound and timely to include a Special Issue in Agriculture dealing with plant breeding theory and practice, either using crossbreeding or genetic engineering methods. We invite those working in the amelioration of crops to submit manuscripts summarizing research results for this Special Issue.
Prof. Rodomiro Ortiz
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Abiotic stress tolerance
- Breeding informatics
- Cultivar development
- DNA marker-aided breeding
- Genetic engineering
- Genome editing
- Genomic estimated breeding values for selection
- Germplasm enhancement (or pre-breeding)
- Host plant resistance
- Interspecific hybridization
- Participatory plant breeding and varietal selection
- Plant genetic resources
- Selection Theory