Special Issue "Wheat Breeding: Procedures and Strategies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 October 2019).
Interests: inheritance of resistance to Fusarium head blight; breeding for adaptation to climate change; genetic factors associated with nitrogen use efficiency; genomic selection; locally sourcing bread wheat
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This is an exciting time in the wheat breeding arena:
- The cost of genotyping continues to drop such that genomic selection is now in full swing in many wheat breeding programs across the world. At the same time, we recognize that many challenges remain in optimizing genomic selection and determining the weight that it should have in a mainstream breeding program;
- Almost daily, we are reminded of the costs that climate change is inflicting, even now, on agriculture, and each new report of the extent of potential damage is graver than the last. In spite of this situation, there have been relatively few reports on breeding efforts undertaken to select for traits that confer resilience and/or adaptation to climate change.
- Another trend in the wheat breeding community is the growing interest in sourcing food locally and the implication of this on breeding programs, including selection for local adaptation and other end uses than may be dictated by the standard commodity wheat protocol. One of the questions that invariably comes up concerns genetic variation in flavor among breeding lines and cultivars and whether we can effectively select for it.
This Special Issue of Agronomy, Wheat Breeding: Procedures and Strategies, offers a great opportunity to publish on these topics or others that seem appropriate for this issue.
Prof. Dr. David Van Sanford
Manuscript Submission Information
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- genomic selection
- selection for resilience to climate change
- phenotypic plasticity and breeding for adaptation to climate change
- selection for local adaption of wheat varieties to support local economies
- selection for and heritability of flavor in baked products