Special Issue "Genomics of Plant-Nematode Interactions"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Etienne G. J. Danchin
Guest Editor
Institut Sophia Agrobiotech, Universtié Côte d’Azur, INRAE, CNRS, Sophia Antipolis, France.
Interests: adaptive evolution; genomics; agricultural pests
Dr. Sebastian Eves-van den Akker
Guest Editor
Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK.
Interests: plant-parasitic nematodes; genomics; effectors

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Plant-parasitic nematodes cause substantial yield losses to the worldwide agricultural production and threaten food security in developed and developing countries. Recent advances in both data acquisition and sequencing technologies provide unprecedented opportunities for the study of plant–nematode interactions. Genomic resources of better quality, completeness, and therefore utility will underpin future academic and strategic innovation in plant-parasitic nematology. In this Special Issue, we aim to highlight both the novel application of technological/methodological advances to genome-wide studies of plant-parasitic nematodes, and analyses of such resources that address the fascinating biology of the study system(s).

Dr. Etienne G. J. Danchin
Dr. Sebastian Eves-van den Akker
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • Genomics
  • Next-generation sequencing
  • Transcriptomics
  • Regulation of gene expression
  • Plant-parasitic nematology
  • Phytopathology
  • Effectors

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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