Special Issue "Molecular Analysis of Crop Diversity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2021.
Interests: plant breeding; evolutionary genetics; genomics; domestication and crop evolution; agrobiodiversity and plant genetic resources conservation; adaptation; food legumes; cereal
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In the last decade, the development of high-throughput phenotyping and genotyping methods tremendously boosted the study of crop diversity. These advances allowed addressing topics of both fundamental and applied interest. The possibility to explore the phenotypic space (i.e., the pattern of phenotypic expression or reaction norm) of one or several genotypes at the molecular level using transcriptomics, epigenomics, and metabolomics as well as other phenomics approaches, can be combined with the most appropriate approach for the analysis of complex datasets, to shed light on the molecular basis of complex traits and on genetic variation in response to environmental variation. In parallel, the same studies could be successfully used for the identification of genotypes enriched for specific compounds with a relevant nutritional value for crop breeding. This Special Issue will positively consider, but will not be limited to, manuscripts focusing on recent progress in the understanding of crop diversity at least at one -omic level (e.g., genomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics, and epigenomics) in order to identify the genetic and molecular basis of the adaptation of plants in response to biotic and abiotic factors, as well as manuscripts focusing on the nutritional value of crop germplasm and its potential use in plant breeding.
Prof. Dr. Roberto Papa
Prof. Dr. Emidio Albertini
Dr. Valerio Di Vittori
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- Plant Genetic Resources
- molecular analysis
- phenotypic plasticity
- plant breeding
- complex traits