Special Issue "Old Germplasm for New Needs: Managing Crop Genetic Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 1 November 2021.
Interests: plant biotechnology and breeding; crop management; plant biotechnology; antioxidant metabolism, proteomics, molecular biology in numerous plant species
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The impacts of climate change on crop production are already a reality in Europe and the rest of the world. In order to mitigate these impacts, access to unexploited genetic crop diversity for the production of new varieties that can thrive in more extreme environmental conditions is of prime importance. Herein, genetic diversity should provide the raw material for breeding and plant improvement. Despite the vast pool of resources that exist, much of the germplasm richness found in gene banks is poorly documented. To overcome the barriers between germplasm conservation and use, a complete evaluation is necessary to find out the useful diversity they contain.
This Special Issue will focus on “Old Germplasm for New Needs: Managing Crop Genetic Resources”. We welcome novel research, reviews, and opinion pieces covering all related topics including germplasm evaluation, crop genetics and improvement, novel crops, phenotyping, physiological responses of inbred lines, management solutions, modeling, case studies from the field, and policy positions.
Dr. Gregorio Barba-Espín
Dr. Jose Ramon Acosta-Motos
Manuscript Submission Information
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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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- Crop germplasm
- Crop genetics
- Crop phenotype
- Food security
- Crop stress tolerance
- Crop physiology