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Special Issue "Legume Genetics and Biology: From Mendel's Pea to Legume Genomics"

A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Molecular Plant Sciences".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Petr Smýkal

Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, Department of Botany, Olomouc, Czech Republic
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Phone: +420 583 382 127
Interests: domestication; legumes; genetic diversity; seed dormancy; fertile crescent
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Eric J. Bishop von Wettberg

University of Vermont, USA Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, USA
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Interests: adaptation; conservation; domestication; legumes; population genetics
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Kevin McPhee

Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology Department, Montana State University, Bozeman, USA
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Interests: breeding; genetics; legumes; disease resistance; germplasm improvement

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Fabaceae is the third largest family of flowering plants, with over 800 genera and 20,000 species. It is an extremely diverse family of worldwide distribution, from arctic alpine herbs, to annual xerophytes and forest trees. Legumes have played an important part in cropping systems since the dawn of agriculture. Their ability to symbiotically fix nitrogen and improve soil fertility has been rewarded since antiquity. Legumes have always been a part of everyday life, as human food and animal feed, being key protein sources. Peas have been extensively used in early hybridization studies, and they were the model organism of choice for Mendel’s discovery of the laws of inheritance, making peas part of the foundation of modern genetics. Now, certain legume crops have well-studied genetic systems, while in many of these, comprehensive genetic analysis is limited due to the large size of their genomes. This Special Issue adresses/aims to provide up-to-date information on legume biology, genetic advances, and the legacy of Mendel.

Prof. Dr. Petr Smýkal
Prof. Dr. Eric J. Bishop von Wettberg
Prof. Dr. Kevin McPhee
Guest Editors

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