Special Issue "Molecular Genetics of Forest Trees and Applications in Breeding, Conservation and Management of Genetic Resources"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2022 | Viewed by 1277
Interests: forest genetics; classical–molecular and genomics-assisted tree improvement; conservation and utilization of forest genetic resources (FGR); response and adaptation of FGR to climate change; genetic monitoring
Molecular genetics is a key scientific area providing tools and applications to study the vast genetic diversity of forest tree species and their complex life histories; dissect complex traits; apply marker-based breeding strategies aiming towards tailored selection of parents and acceleration of breeding cycles; characterize forest genetic resources, in situ conservation networks, and ex situ collections; identify genetic lineages, endangered populations, and untapped genetic resources; and study the genetics/genomics of adaptation to changing environments to mitigate the climate change effects. Cutting-edge results on the above topics are urgently needed given the overarching threat of climate change and the need to better understand the extent of genetic variation and the spatial distribution of unique genes or gene families for specific adaptations that could guide us toward better characterization, conservation, and management of forest genetic resources, while results on the genomic prediction of breeding values, and the extension at the genome-wide scale, may contribute to high accuracy in genetic prediction and reduction in breeding cycle duration in breeding programs.
This Special Issue aims to publish cutting-edge results from across the globe on the above topics and synthesize the recent knowledge obtained from applying molecular genetics on tree breeding, conservation, and management of forest genetic resources in the face of climate change.
Dr. Evi Alizoti
Manuscript Submission Information
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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Forests is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
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- molecular characterization of forest genetic resources
- molecular signatures of adaptation
- marker-based breeding strategies
- molecular dissection of complex traits
- life histories of forest trees and genetic lineages
- unique or specific genes/alleles for better adaptation to climate change