Special Issue "Recent Advances in Viticulture and Breeding of Grapevine"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: fruit development and ripening; omics approaches; fruit trees and grapevines
Interests: genetics and genomics; regulation of secondary metabolism; plant reproduction; abiotic stress response; plasticity; food traceability
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The challenges in viticulture that are promoting the initiation of breeding programs are also coming together with new technologies and knowledge derived from the improvement of our comprehension of the genetic and epigenetic control of important agronomical and quality traits in grapevines. This knowledge is now rapidly growing thanks to holistic approaches based on omics and ecophysiological remote sensing. The picture emerging from these approaches it the basis for re-thinking breeding programs and the cultivation of grapevines that better adhere to new viticulture scenarios, such as new cultivation areas or new approaches due to climate changes and the loss of biodiversity. Please share your success stories from research in the innovation of viticulture techniques and grapevine breeding around the world in this special issue. Submissions are invited on (but not limited to) the following topics: (1) conventional breeding to obtain new varieties and rootstocks and viticultural practices for the colonization of new areas; (2) new genetic approaches (e.g., genome editing) to enhance resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses; (3) studies of vegetation phenology and stresses using next generation sensors; (4) cultivation techniques to manage grapevine berry development and ripening processes in changing climate conditions; and (5) impact of pest management on the biodiversity of vineyards.
Prof. Claudio Bonghi
Prof. Alessandro Vannozzi
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Agronomy is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Conventional breeding
- Genome editing
- Remote sensing
- Control of berry development and ripening
- Integrated pest management