Special Issue "Molecular Advances in Wheat and Barley"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2019).
A printed edition of this Special Issue is available here.
Interests: molecular plant–pest interactions; plant proteolysis; comparative genomics; signalling pathways; Arabidopsis; barley
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Allohexaploid bread wheat and diploid barley are the most cultivated crops in the world, after maize and rice. Their economic importance and close relationship supports a parallel study of both cereals. Nowadays, analyses based on high-throughput sequencing have become a key approach in genome-wide biology for crop improvement. Advances in genomics have resulted in the development of new technologies and strategies that give support to the experimental research. Release of the genomic sequences of wheat and barley has permitted the application of genome-scale approaches, such as those related to metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, and phenomics analyses. In addition, new tools for gene identification, such are Genome-Editing and Genome-Wide Association Studies, are being developed. Modern research based in this new technological scenario is focused into understand regulatory systems critical to improving crop productivity. The final goal should be the functional genomic analysis of genes and regulatory networks that control important agronomic traits and biological processes; such as yield, grain quality, pathogen and pest resistance, nutrient-use efficiency, and abiotic stress resistance. This Special Issue aims to report novel research and reviews concerning the use of modern technologies to understand the molecular bases for wheat and barley improvement.
Prof. Manuel Martinez
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- functional genomics
- systems biology
- molecular pathways
- agronomic traits
- yield improvement
- biotic resistance
- abiotic resistance
- grain quality