Special Issue "Application of Sequencing Technologies to Crop Breeding"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017)
In recent years, next-generation sequencing (NGS), genome sequencing, and whole genome re-sequencing have been widely applied in plant research. These technologies are now being increasingly applied to crop genetic improvement. Some key research areas include: (1) Application of NGS as DNA fingerprinting for rapid marker-trait association discovery; (2) Application of NGS for rapid genetic mapping and QTL analysis; (3) Development of cost-effective markers for molecular marker-assisted selection; (4) Development of functional markers through genome sequencing and resequencing; (5) Rapid developing diagnostic markers from dense genetic maps through whole genome re-sequencing; and (6) Developing diagnostic markers by marker mining on genome sequencing scaffolds. Genome sequencing and whole genome re-sequencing generate millions of markers in many crop species. Recent advances in parallel genotyping platforms permit genomic selection (GS) in crop breeding. GS simultaneously estimates all loci or all markers in a genome to calculate the genomic estimated breeding value, which increases the accuracy of the prediction of breeding and genotypic values. Genome sequencing and resequencing technologies are particularly valuable for economic important complex traits such as yield, quality, and environmental adaption, which lead to more rapid and lower cost in crop breeding. This Special Issue will cover recent advances in application of NGS for crop improvement.
Prof. Chengdao Li
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- next generation sequencing
- functional molecular markers
- genomic selection
- crop breeding