Special Issue "Cotton Breeding, Genetics and Genomics"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2019).
Interests: molecular breeding; molecular genetics; genomics; functional genomics; disease resistance; non-coding RNAs
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Releasing of the Gossypium raimondii and G. hirsutum genome sequences provided valuable genomic resources for the most important cash crop—cotton. Together with the next-generation sequencing and high-throughput genotyping technologies, these genomic resources have dramatically changed the way we do science in cotton, significantly promoted researches on cotton molecular genetics and functional genomics, and increased our knowledge and understanding of cotton biology. A combinational approach using multiple omics platforms and integration of their outcomes provide tools for improving the productivity of cotton through molecular breeding, such as marker-assisted selection and genomic selection.
This Special Issue would publish reviews and original research articles on the topics related to but not limited to cotton genetic analysis, transcriptomics, comparative genomics, functional genomics and molecular breeding with aims to facilitate communication among cotton scientists working on breeding, genetics and genomics and to enhance implementation of findings of genetics and genomics in breeding practices.
Dr. Qian-Hao Zhu
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- marker-assisted selection
- genome-wide association analysis
- genomic selection
- non-coding RNAs