Special Issue "Biodiversity of Minor Fruit Species"

A special issue of Applied Sciences (ISSN 2076-3417). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Science and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 August 2022) | Viewed by 416

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Aziz Akkak
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Guest Editor
Department of Agriculture, Food, Natural Resources and Engineering (DAFNE), Università degli Studi di Foggia, Via Napoli 25, 71121 Foggia, Italy
Interests: marker development; transcricptomics and comparative genomics in fruit tree species
Dr. Paolo Boccacci
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Guest Editor
Institute for Sustainable Plant Protect IPSP, CNR, Torino Str Cacce 73, I-10135 Turin, Italy
Interests: genotype-environment interaction
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Dr. Concetta Lotti
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Guest Editor
Department of the Sciences of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Foggia, Via Napoli 25, 71122 Foggia, Italy
Interests: DNA fingerprinting; genetic expression; gene cloning

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The increasing interest in alternative crop species throughout the world is attributed to the growing trend within agriculture to identify new old potential uses. This interest stems from various factors, contributing to agricultural diversification, better use of marginal land, and changing environments, besides their economic potential and the opportunities they provide for diet diversification. Furthermore, many minor species are nutritionally rich and well adapted to low input agriculture. Moreover, these species represent an interesting source of genes for resistance to stress and various diseases that can be transferred through the development of resistance breeding program. Authors are invited to this special issue on the biodiversity of minor fruit species to contribute with their results in the evaluation and valorization of the biodiversity of new old species of minor fruit cultivated across the world using techniques in molecular breeding, marker development, transcriptomics, markers assisted selection and comparative genomics (including or not “major” fruit crops).

Dr. Aziz Akkak
Dr. Paolo Boccacci
Dr. Concetta Lotti
Guest Editors

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  • marker development
  • SSR and EST-SSR Markers
  • EST and transcriptome sequencing
  • next-generation sequencing (NGS)
  • GBS
  • gene discovery
  • germplasm evaluation
  • core collection

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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