Special Issue "Plant Mutation Breeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 July 2020.
Interests: mutation breeding and genetics; genomics; biotechnology; radiobiology. Currently, I am working on the development of genetic resources by mutation breeding, including various cereals and ornamental and other useful plants, as well as new mutation technology using radiation. I am also working on genomics, phenomics, and metabolomics research using selected mutants
Interests: plant breeding and genetics; mutation breeding; genomics; transcriptomics; high-throughput phenotyping; whole-plant physiology; metabolic pathways; seed/biotechnology industry; international agricultural R&D
Interests: rice mutation breeding; mutation genetics; mutation genomics; rice biotechnology. I have been in charge of research projects involving genomic studies on induced mutant plants, mutant gene cloning using MutMap and other next-generation genome sequencing techniques, and rice breeding using advanced technologies (doubled haploid, genome editing, etc.)
Mutation breeding by artificial genetic mutagenesis is an important method for improving crops and creating new genetic resources. The main advantage of mutation breeding by radiation and chemical agents is the creation of one or more favorable mutations randomly for an outstanding variety without altering the remaining genotype. Mutation techniques can also be applied to any crops (annual and perennial crops, seed- and vegetative-propagated crops, and impossible crops of crossing and transgenic origins) and to any initial materials from plants (seeds, pollen grains, cuttings, tubers, bulbs, or tissue cultured materials, as well as the whole individual plant). In addition to generating new varieties for improving crops, induced mutations have contributed to the discovery and identification of gene functions in the next genomics era. Finally, mutation varieties have proven to be environmentally acceptable, unregulated, and non-hazardous, because there is no difference between artificially induced mutants and naturally spontaneous mutants. Based on these advantages, mutation breeding has made a significant contribution to the yield, quality, disease and pest resistance, etc. in crop breeding programs. This Special Issue intends to report recent advances in plant mutation breeding, including new mutation technology and developments of new genetic resources combined with biotechnologies and advanced omics (genomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, phenomics, metabolomics, etc.) research using induced mutants. This Special Issue welcomes the submission of review and research papers or short communications on topics related to plant mutation breeding and its related fusion technologies.
Dr. Si-Yong Kang
Dr. Sobhana Sivasankar
Prof. Dr. Qing-Yao Shu
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- Mutation breeding
- Plant genetic diversity
- Molecular markers
- Omics technologies
- Abiotic and biotic stress
- Random and targeted mutation
- Doubled haploid and polyploidization