Special Issue "Utilization of Genetic Resources and Emerging-Omics Technologies to Expand Agro-ecological Adaptation of Crops"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 October 2013)
Prof. Dr. Michael Timko
Department of Biology, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia 22903, USA
Interests: plant genomics, molecular breeding, abiotic and biotic stress response, legumes
Dr. Paul J. Rushton
Department of Biology and Microbiology South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Phone: +1 605 688 5749
Interests: transcriptional regulation; promoter technology; systems biology; abiotic and biotic stress response; cereals; drought
Agricultural productivity is particularly sensitive to environmental alteration, especially at the growth margins where temperature extremes and water availability already limit growth and yield. Predicted losses in tillable land due to global climate change and anticipated population increases in coming decades will place ever greater demands on agricultural systems to meet the increasing demands for food, forage, and bioenergy based resources. Addressing this demand will necessitate expansion of crop adaptation for cultivation in marginal environments using sustainable and low-input agronomic practices.
This special issue of Agronomy focuses on the application of innovations in omics-based research (genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics, etc ) to the genetic improvement of domesticated crop plants adapted for enhanced growth and yield under changing environmental pressures resulting from rapid and dramatic alterations in global weather patterns. Papers are sought that discuss how enhanced agro-ecological adaptation of plants to abiotic and biotic stress can be achieved using novel and emerging technologies and providing frameworks for sustainable agricultural production in the face of environmental uncertainty.
Prof. Dr. Michael P. Timko
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. Papers will be published continuously (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as 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 refereed through a 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 quarterly 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 300 CHF (Swiss Francs). English correction and/or formatting fees of 250 CHF (Swiss Francs) will be charged in certain cases for those articles accepted for publication that require extensive additional formatting and/or English corrections.
- breeding methods
- climate change
- crop improvement
- emerging technologies
- genomic tools; genomics
- stress tolerance