Special Issue "Advances in Hazelnut Germplasm and Genetic Improvement"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 March 2024 | Viewed by 3687
Interests: germplasm investigation; breeding programs; genotyping and molecular makers; cultivar selection; precision agriculture; climatic adaptation
Interests: temperate fruit trees and nut crops; innovation in orchard management; traditional and innovative fruit plant propagation systems; precision agriculture applications on nut crops
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Interests: cultivar selection; nutritional evaluation; tissue culture; climatic adaptation
Hazelnut (Corylus spp.) is one of the most important nut crops, having high economic and nutritional value. The Corylus genus is widely distributed across temperate regions of the Northern Hemisphere, with species found in China, Japan, Korea, India, northern Iran, Turkey, the Caucuses, Europe, and North America. To date, 13 species are commonly recognized by taxonomists around the world. The most relevant species in the genus Corylus are European hazelnut (Corylus avellana L.) and its interspecific hybrids, including Ping’ou hybrid hazelnut (C. heterophylla Fisch. × C. avellana L.). This species is diploid, monoecious, wind-pollinated, and has dichogamous and sporophytic incompatibility, bearing edible nuts. Its nuts are widely used in the chocolate, confectionery, and baking industries; moreover, the plant plays relevant ecological functions.
Submissions of original research and review articles from breeders, horticulturists, and researchers are welcome to this Special Issue. Topics of interest include:
- Advances in germplasm investigation, genetic diversity, and phylogenetic evolution;
- Advances in genome/transcriptome sequencing and biotechnology for traits of interest;
- Advances in hazelnut breeding programs and methods and newly released cultivars;
- Advances in genotyping and development of markers for cultivars and genetic population;
- Cultivar phenotyping for potential expansion of hazelnut production to new suitable areas;
- Advances in eco-physiological plant behavior and nutritional value of hazelnuts.
Dr. Qinghua Ma
Dr. Valerio Cristofori
Dr. Lisong Liang
Dr. Tiantian Zhao
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- germplasm investigation
- genetic diversity and phylogenetic evolution
- genome/transcriptome sequencing and biotechnology
- breeding programs
- genotyping and molecular makers
- cultivar selection
- nutritional evaluation
- precision agriculture
- climatic adaptation