Special Issue "Functional Genomics for Plant Breeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 November 2020.
Interests: plant functional genomics; plant breeding; plant physiology; population genetics; omic strategies and molecular biology
Interests: plant biotechnology; mutations; forward and reverse genetics; functional genomics; biotic and abiotic stresses; molecular breeding
Interests: reverse-genetics; TILLING; induced mutations; population genomics; comparative genomics; understudied crops; domestication; climate adaptation; bioinformatics
Interests: genetic mapping; crop breeding; quantitative traits loci (QTL); drought stress; earliness; pre-harvest sprouting
Interests: plant physiology; phenotyping; quantitative traits loci (QTL); drought stress; plant molecular biology; tissue cultures; double haploids
Next-generation genome sequencing technology in plants has accelerated the generation of multiomic data at the DNA, RNA, protein, and metabolite levels, leading to a new era of "big data". This can provide us an integrative view, and opens up new possibilities to draw attention to the importance of recording and analyzing large-scale omics data obtained in different systems and their relationship to phenotypes, and also for understanding how the exploration of these relationships can be used for management intervention and agricultural innovation in breeding programs.
Large-scale sequence-based markers and precise phenotypic data provide a crucial basis for the application of GWAS and QTL-mapping analysis. Besides, genomic research has facilitated and accelerated the breeding process and offers applications for genetic improvement such as GS, MAS, and gene pyramiding.
On the other hand, it is not just the sequence of plant DNA that matters: how do some genes get activated, and why are others silenced? How can genomics facilitate the study of complex traits in plant breeding? These are questions of widespread interest, and genome editing has shown to be a crucial tool for functional genomic research that could be utilized as a precision-breeding approach for any programs seeking to improve traits of interest.
This Special Issue, “Functional Genomics for Plant Breeding”, will cover a selection of research topics and review articles regarding the recent development of genomics, epigenomics, and epitranscriptomics, that can enhance breeding strategies to shorten the time and efficiency of development of new crop cultivars.
Dr. Fatemeh Maghuly
Dr. Bradley John Till
Dr. Beata Myśków
Dr. Ilona Czyczyło-Mysza
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Title: Functional Markers for Precision Plant Breeding
Authors: Romesh K. Salgotra and C. Neal Stewart, Jr