Special Issue "QTL Mapping of Drought Tolerance"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 May 2017).
Interests: QTL mapping; root architecture; root development; shoot development; flowering time; maize; barley; wheat; mutagenesis; tilling
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Drought has long been recognized as one of the strongest abiotic factor negatively impacting crop production, both qualitatively and quantitatively. The increasingly occurrence of extreme climatic events, coupled with the higher competition for water among agricultural, industrial, and domestic needs, makes water availability an even more urgent priority. Breeding more drought tolerant, resilient, and water-use efficient varieties is one of the best choices available to face this challenge.
Plants respond to drought by adapting or evolving multiple developmental and physiological processes, which are under multigenic control. Additional complexity is provided by the concurrence of other stresses (e.g. heat waves). Significant genetic variation for these responses is usually present within the species or in closely related gene pools and Quantitative Trait Locus (QTL) mapping has already proved to be an ideal entry point for understanding the genetic basis of such variation. Based on QTL results, useful alleles can be identified and exploited in genomics-assisted breeding programs.
Scientists working in this area are invited to present their latest results in the special issue “QTL Mapping of Drought Tolerance”. Specifically, research articles reporting on QTL mapping approaches for the dissection of the genetic control of crops traits (including, but not limited to, root and shoot development and physiology, transpiration, WUE, cellular homeostasis, photosynthesis-related traits, etc.) involved in the response to drought, or on the identification/characterization/deployment of allele variation related with enhanced drought tolerance, will be most welcomed. Outstanding reviews will also be considered.
Prof. Silvio Salvi
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- Drought tolerance
- Marker-assisted selection
- Root architecture