Special Issue "Toolbox for Maize Genomics: Genome Evolution, Diversity, Crop Improvement, and Stress Tolerance"

A special issue of Plants (ISSN 2223-7747).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 August 2022) | Viewed by 435

Special Issue Editor

Department of Botany and Plant Pathology, Oregon State University, Corvallis, OR, USA
Interests: plant genomics; bioinformatic tools; gene discovery; pathway analysis; plant comparative genomics databases; gene regulatory networks; nutritional genomics; secondary plant products

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Maize (Zea mays) is one of the most important crops worldwide. Being a multipurpose crop, maize products are being used in various industries, such as food, rubber, plastic, biofuel, and clothing. The maize genome is very complex and diverse, consisting of genes from several different ancestors. Maize is an excellent monocot model for studying transposable elements, gene discovery in polyploids, redundancy in closely related genes, and genome evolution. Sequencing of the maize genome opens the door for better understanding of genome diversity, evolution, and development of molecular tools for genetic improvement. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to provide an understanding of recent advancement of genomics and genetics of maize research. This issue has particular interest in research on nutritional genomics, agronomically important traits, environmental adaptability, biotic and abiotic stress management, high-yield crop production, mutants and agriculturally important phenotypes, maize genomics resources, genetic mapping and genomics-assisted plant breeding.

Dr. Parul Gupta
Guest Editor

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  • Maize genetics
  • Maize genomics
  • Maize bioinformatics resources
  • Biotic/abiotic stress Plant breeding
  • Nutritional genomics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Mutants and phenotypes
  • Genome evolution Polyploid genomics
  • Crop improvement

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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