Special Issue "Turfgrass Biology, Genetics, and Breeding"
A special issue of Agronomy (ISSN 2073-4395).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2018)
Turfgrasses provide humans with a unique source of physical wellness and emotional well-being and, as such, are enjoyed and utilized by hundreds of millions of people world-wide. Today’s turfgrasses are highly adapted to turf management regimes due, in large part, to breeding efforts that transformed “wild” pasture and forage grasses into commercial turfgrass products through the application of sound biological and genetics knowledge; for example, the use of fungal endophytes, manipulating apomixis, effecting wide-species hybridization, and methods of breeding for improved performance, enhanced biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, and profitable seed yield.
Continued efforts to modify turfgrasses are necessary in order to meet the demands of an ever-changing climate, reduced water quality, preferences for reduced fertilizer and pesticide inputs, and for continued adaptation to specific management regimes. As a commodity, turfgrasses comprise dozens of different grass species, each with their own distinct genomic organization, physiological adaptations, and associated pests, and therefore each species requires specialized knowledge for continued improvement.
This Special Issue will focus on “Turfgrass Biology, Genetics, and Breeding”. We welcome novel research, review and opinion pieces covering all related topics including biology, genetics, breeding, genomics, biotechnology, biotic and abiotic stress tolerance, herbicide resistance, physiological stress response, host-microbe interactions, phenotyping, management solutions, case-studies from the field, and policy positions.
Prof. Dr. David R. Huff
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.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- turfgrass genomics
- turfgrass breeding
- plant physiology
- host-microbe interactions