Special Issue "Understanding and Predicting Genotype x Environment Interactions to Face Global Change"

A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395). This special issue belongs to the section "Crop Breeding and Genetics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 May 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Renaud Rincent
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Guest Editor
INRAE, Paris-Saclay University, 91190 Gif-sur-Yvette, France
Interests: crop genetics and breeding; association mapping; genomic selection; phenomic selection; genotype x environment interactions; multi-omics integration; drought tolerance; maize; wheat
Dr. Jean-Luc Jannink
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agricultural Research Service, Ithaca, USA
Interests: breeding scheme optimization; genomic prediction; multi-omics integration; oat; cassava; sugar kelp
Dr. Émilie Millet
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Guest Editor
INRAE, Univ Montpellier, Institut Agro, 34000 Montpellier, France
Interests: high-throughput phenotyping; phenomics; multi-omics integration; genotype x environment interactions; genomic prediction; association mapping; crop genetics and breeding; abiotic stresses; experimental design; maize

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Understanding and predicting genotype x environment interactions are essential to develop varieties adapted to local pedoclimatic and managerial constraints and to design ideotypes for future climatic scenarios. In recent decades, original approaches to model these interactions, sometimes integrating genetic, ecophysiological and statistical modelling, have led to new understanding and methods with greater predictive accuracy.

New tools are now available to characterize, at a large scale, the responses of plants to their environments from the molecular to the plot level. The main focus of this Special Issue is on the most important measurements and data types in constructing datasets of various complexities and on analyses of these datasets to model genotype x environment interactions to identify pertinent breeding goals and predictive methods enabling those goals to be reached efficiently.

We will be happy to receive proposals for scientific contributions, first in the form of title and abstract.

Dr. Renaud Rincent
Dr. Jean-Luc Jannink
Dr. Émilie Millet
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short 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 thoroughly refereed through a single-blind 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 monthly journal published by MDPI.

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  • genomic selection
  • association mapping
  • genotype x environment interaction
  • plant breeding
  • crop model

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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