Special Issue "Genetics and Improvement of Forest Trees"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 October 2020) | Viewed by 25566
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Forest tree improvement has mainly been implemented for the purpose of improving the productivity of planted forests. However, in the drastically changing global environment, tree improvements in various traits related to environmental adaptability are also required. Furthermore, since the environmental changes are remarkable, more rapid improvement is required than ever. Advances in plant genome research have revealed the genetic background of various useful traits. Even in trees, abundant genomic or genetic information has been accumulated in several groups that are important as forest resources, such as Pinus, Picea, Cryptomeria, Populus, Eucalyptus, etc. Such information not only enables the rapid improvement of new traits, but also greatly contributes to the verification of the results of forest tree breeding programs that have been carried out and the improvement of the program itself based on them. However, there are not many cases where such genetic information is actually used in forest tree improvement. This Special Issue will focus on genetic information that contributes to tree improvement, including not only the inheritance of traits, but also genetic information related to physiological responses behind such traits. This issue will also focus on the specific application of genetic information to forest tree improvement.
Prof. Dr. Yuji Ide
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- Environmental adaptability
- Adaptation measures for environmental change
- Physiology and gene expression of trees
- Genetic background of genetic–environment interaction
- Phenotyping and genomic selection
- Breeding against pests and diseases
- Verification of traditional tree improvement