Special Issue "Advances in Plant Breeding"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Radu E. Sestras
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Faculty of Horticulture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Calea Manastur, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: genetics and plant breeding; sustainable agriculture; horticulture; forestry; biostatistics; biodiversity
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Prof. Dr. Jaime Prohens
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Institute for Conservation and Improvement of Valencian Agrodiversity, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camí de Vera 14, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: plant breeding; genomics; genetic resources; in vitro culture; experimental breeding populations
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adriana F. Sestras
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Faculty of Horticulture, University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine, 3-5 Calea Manastur, 400372, Cluj-Napoca, Romania
Interests: biostatistics; biodiversity and genetic resources; plant breeding; vegetation ecology
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Dr. Mariola Plazas
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Institute for Conservation and Improvement of Valencian Agrodiversity, Universitat Politècnica de València, Camí de Vera 14, 46022 Valencia, Spain
Interests: breeding for quality; abiotic stress breeding; genetic diversity; phenomics; introgression breeding
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The efficient management of plant genetic resources, represented by the diversity of cultivated species but also by spontaneous flora that can provide genes of interest for resistance to abiotic and biotic stress, is of paramount importance for present and future agriculture and its sustainability. The broadening genetic bases of crop production and the need for a greater efficiency in the use of resources (energy, fertilizers, water, etc.) must be taken into account in the current conditions and for the development of sustainable agriculture and food systems. New improved cultivars are one of the most important factors in agricultural production, playing an essential role in ensuring a sustainable agriculture. This Special Issue aims to promote research on plant breeding, aimed at the topical problems of mankind: the continuous growth of the world’s population, which is already 7.8 billion; climate change and the action of multiple and various factors of abiotic stress; restriction in available land areas with favorable conditions for the cultivation of agricultural plants; impoverishment and the crisis of fresh water; desertification; salinization; aggressiveness and intensification of the attack of pathogens and harmful insects, or the appearance of new pathogens or strains of virulence; and the development of agricultural products with better quality. Along with classical breeding objectives and achievements, aimed at satisfying the current requirements of producers and farmers, traders, industry, market, and consumers or users, in this Special Issue we expect contributions about the use and application of innovative modern methodologies in plant breeding for the development of new crop varieties for current and future agriculture. This includes the development of varieties for suboptimal cultivation conditions to achieve sustainable agricultural production and increased food quality and security, but also to supply the raw materials for innovative industrial products and the living needs of mankind.

Prof. Dr. Radu E. Sestras
Prof. Dr. Jaime Prohens
Dr. Adriana F. Sestras
Dr. Mariola Plazas
Guest Editors

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 1600 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.

Keywords

  • conventional plant breeding
  • objectives and methods of plant breeding
  • genetic resources in plant breeding
  • abiotic and biotic stress traits
  • breeding for quality
  • achievements and perspectives in plant breeding
  • broadening the genetic base of crops
  • conservation and use of genetic resources
  • gene background
  • hybridization
  • polyploidy
  • mutations
  • inbreeding and heterosis
  • biotechnology and molecular tools in plant breeding

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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