Special Issue "Breeding and Genetics of Sugarcane and Other Sugar Crops"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2018).
Interests: sugarcane genetics; quantitative trait loci; RNAseq analysis; polyploid genome structure
The two most important sugar crops are sugarcane (Saccharum spp.), grown in the tropical and subtropical regions; and sugar beet (Beta vulgaris), a temperate crop. Sugarcane produces approximately 70% of global sugar production, is one of the world’s most efficient crops at converting solar energy into chemical energy, and contributes up to 40% of ethanol production worldwide. With the recent renewed interest in biofuels, sugarcane breeders have started new programs to increase fiber and biomass to provide the material for biofuel production. Sugarcane has one of the most complex genomes, which combines high polyploidy with interspecific hybridization. Despite these complexities, researchers are starting to unravel the genetics of sugarcane and provide tools for breeders to use to improve and accelerate the selection of elite material.
This Special Issue will focus on sugar crops, genetics, and breeding. Novel research, reviews, and opinion pieces covering all topics including genetics, breeding, genomics, biotechnology, host–microbe interactions, phenotyping, and genetic diversity are welcome.
Dr. Karen S. Aitken
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- Sugarcane Genetics
- Polyploid genomics
- Crop improvement
- Sucrose accumulation