Special Issue "Managing Stress Adaptation in Wheat Crops: From Genes to Fields"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Breeding and Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 238

Special Issue Editors

Department of Soil, Plant and Food Sciences (DiSSPA), University of Bari "Aldo Moro", Bari, Italy
Interests: plant biotechnology and genetics; transgenic technology; plant breeding; tissue culture; biotic and abiotic stress resistance; genotyping; molecular markers; quantitative trait loci; marker assisted selection; crop improvement
Institute of Materials for Electronics and Magnetism, National Research Council (IMEM-CNR), Parco Area Delle Scienze 37/A, 43124 Parma, Italy
Interests: precision agriculture; drought stress; phenotyping; sensors; abiotic stresses; wheat; tomato; transpiration; plant growth
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Abiotic stresses such as heat, drought, waterlogging, salinity, UV radiation, mineral deficiency and heavy metal accumulation are major constraints to wheat productivity and quality. Given the availability of big “omics” data, the identification of gene networks underlying plant response to environmental stimuli, and their exploitation via biotechnological approaches, is crucial to develop efficient and durable stress-tolerant varieties. This Special Issue aims to collect the most recent advances in basic and applied research on abiotic stress adaptation of durum and common wheat, coping with the challenge of improving yield, quality, and food security in a changing climate. Manuscripts on both conventional and NBTs will be accepted, hopefully highlighting the impacts of stress mitigation strategies on field growth and sustainability. Recent developments in high-throughput phenotyping tools will also be included among the topics of this Special Issue topics, as essential tools for improving the inheritance of stress-resistance traits. Both reviews and original research papers will be evaluated for publication.

Dr. Angelica Giancaspro
Dr. Michela Janni
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • wheat
  • abiotic stress
  • adaptation
  • resistance
  • stress phenotyping

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