Special Issue "Genetic Diversity of Fruit Crops Germplasm"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Horticultural and Floricultural Crops".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. José Iñaki Hormaza
Guest Editor
Subtropical Fruit Crops Department, Instituto de Hortofruticultura Subtropical y Mediterránea ‘la Mayora’, (IHSM la Mayora -CSIC-UMA), 29750, Algarrobo-Costa, Málaga, Spain
Interests: diversity in subtropical (cherimoya, avocado, mango, litchi, longan) and temperate fruit crops using molecular and phenotypic markers
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Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Conservation and sustainable management of germplasm is the key for guaranteeing food security for future generations since this will determine the ability of crops to adapt to environmental changes. Significant advances in the application of molecular tools to analyze and conserve genetic diversity in annual and perennial crops have taken place in the last two decades. Although in most cases the new technologies are first developed in annual crops, some particularities of most fruit crops, such as their perennial nature, long generation times, large individual size, or vegetative propagation, make the advantages of using these new approaches even more relevant in these species.

This Special Issue will focus on “Genetic Diversity of Fruit Crops Germplasm”. We welcome novel research, reviews and opinion pieces covering all related topics including new approaches to analyze genetic diversity in fruit crops, in situ and ex situ germplasm conservation, the use of diversity in fruit crop breeding, phenotyping and genotyping diversity, biotechnological approaches to conserve germplasm, spatial diversity analyses and case-studies relevant for fruit crop germplasm conservation.

Dr. José Iñaki Hormaza
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • fruit crops
  • diversity
  • germplasm
  • in situ conservation
  • ex situ conservation
  • genotyping, phenotyping

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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