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Special Issue "Selection Methods in Plant Breeding: From Visual Phenotyping to NGS"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 28 February 2020.
We are entering a “Golden Era” of plant breeding, where advances across a range of allied disciplines and associated technological advances are enhancing our ability to breed better varieties in a faster, more efficient, and more targeted manner. These advances are incredibly timely in the face of population expansion across valuable agricultural land, resource limitation, and climate instability. To secure food production and agricultural output against the backdrop of these challenges, the role of plant breeding has never been more important.
The sequencing of crop plant genomes is leading to a greater understanding of gene function and the underlying control of key plant processes, giving plant breeders the potential to “design” plant varieties with increased resilience to abiotic and biotic stresses, whilst increasing yield and quality characteristics. At the same time, advances in DNA sequencing and genotyping, phenotyping techniques, and predictive data analytics are being combined in approaches such as marker-assisted selection and genomic selection, radically speeding up plant breeding, which is vital if agriculture is going to feed the predicted future population. In this Special Issue of Genes, we invite you to submit papers exploring how these exciting developments are being applied to your favorite crop species.
Dr. Dan Milbourne
Dr. Tony Slater
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
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. Genes is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Next-Generation Sequencing
- Quantitative Trait Loci
- Abiotic stress
- Disease resistance
- Breeding values
- Marker-assisted selection
- Genomic Selection
- Speed Breeding