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Special Issue "Crop Enhancement for Global Food Security"
A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 January 2018).
Department of Genetics, Genomics and Breeding, NIAB-EMR, New Road, East Malling, Kent, ME19 6BJ, UK
Interests: crop biotechnology; breeding; flavour; secondary metabolism; crop improvement
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Increasing demands for food and resources are challenging existing markets, driving a need to continually investigate and establish crop varieties with improved yields and traits. Biotechnology and breeding programs are at the forefront of agricultural research and adopting techniques such as genome editing to meet global needs. The knowledge garnered from model species, including Arabidopsis and tobacco, has been crucial for enhancing key agricultural crops such as rice, wheat, maize and soybean. However, as crop research enters a new era, it is important to unlock the potential of many established and alternative crop systems to improve agricultural diversity and sustainability. In this Special Issue, primary research papers, technical papers and reviews addressing crop enhancement for global food security will be compiled. Of particular interest are papers looking at improvements in photosynthesis, biofortification and breeding. We would also be keen to hear of studies investigating the domestication of plant species with the potential to improve yields, nutrition or resilience of important cereal, perennial, legume and tropical and temperate root crops. In addition to research papers we welcome method and technical publications demonstrating proof-of-concept techniques to advance genomic breeding, including genetic transformation systems, cisgenesis, grafting, etc., in crops.
Dr. Simon E. Bull
Dr. Andrew J. Simkin
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. Plants 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 1200 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.
- Food security