Special Issue "Advance in the Molecular Biology of Vegetables"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Agricultural Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 November 2021.

Special Issue Editor

Prof. Dr. Huasen Wang
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Guest Editor
College of Horticulture Science, Zhejiang A&F University, Hangzhou 311300, Zhejiang, China
Interests: molecular biology of vegetables; vegetable growth and development; ideotype; sex differentiation; plant biotic and abiotic stresses; mineral element absorption

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, research into vegetables’ molecular biology has expanded to all aspects of vegetables science. As an important economic crop, the acreage, yield, and demand for vegetables have increased in recent years. Vegetables are inescapably affected by abiotic stresses including drought, salt, extreme temperature, and heavy metals. A green and efficient production must guarantee high yield, high quality, and multiresistant varieties of vegetables, and the selection and breeding of excellent new varieties cannot take place without accurate and efficient breeding technology. Molecular biological research on important agronomic traits, such as genetic mapping, molecular marker development, superior gene mining, functional genome research, etc., is the basis for the development of high-throughput and high-efficiency molecular design and breeding technologies. Due to the narrow genetic background of vegetables, the relevant molecular biology research progresses slowly before the decoding of the whole genome sequence information. This Special Issue aims to collect research articles and review papers on the biochemical and physiological aspects of vegetables’ molecular biology, as well as papers describing recent developments in the pervasive roles of molecular biology in vegetable development, integrating metabolism, and plant–environment interactions.

Prof. Dr. Huasen Wang
Guest Editor

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  • molecular biology
  • vegetable growth and development
  • abiotic stress
  • biotic stress
  • agronomic trait
  • genetic breeding
  • map-based cloning

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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