Special Issue "Characterization and Preservation of Plant Genetic Diversity"
A special issue of Diversity (ISSN 1424-2818).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2016)
Prof. Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta
Dipartimento di Scienze Agrarie e Forestali (DAFNE), Department of Agricultural and Forestry scieNcEs, Tuscia University, Via S. C. de Lellis, snc 01100 Viterbo, Italy
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Interests: plant population genetics; plant evolution and domestication; in situ and ex situ conservation of plant germplasm; molecular characterization; molecular markers; molecular evolution; plant breeding
The “Characterization and Preservation of Plant Genetic Diversity” are key issues to assure a reserve of variation to be used in plant breeding to answer to future needs. To ensure sustainable and developmental crop consumption, it is essential to preserve genetic variation and to investigate it in the wild relatives and landraces that, hence, are of possible value in crop breeding programs to conferring resistance to disease, to environmental stresses, but also to have new products able to face the new consumer behaviors.
In this Special Issue of Diversity, we would like to focus on “genetic diversity”, restricting it to plant aspects, since the conservation and sustainable use of plant genetic resources are essential to the sustainable development of agricultural production. We would like to cover not only the topics related to (i) the assessment of this diversity, analyzing the diversity of genetic material contained in traditional varieties and modern cultivars, as well as crop wild relatives and other wild plant species that can be used, now or in the future, for food and agriculture, including resources which contribute to people’s livelihoods by providing food, medicine, feed for domestic animals, fiber, clothing, shelter, energy and a multiple of other products and services; but also (ii) to the preservation of this diversity by both ex situ and in situ procedures including the problems related to the gene banks management and the landraces promotion by quality label or by contribution to farmers involved in the on farm conservation.
In this Special Issue will be published contributions assessing the genetic diversity in plant species, the methods to conserve them, as well as contributions focusing on the aspect connected with this, such as statistical methods and tools used.
Prof. Dr. Mario A. Pagnotta
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- Genetic diversity
- in situ and ex situ conservation
- Morphological characterization
- Biochemical characterization
- Molecular characterization
- Landraces valorization