Special Issue "Agricultural Genomics and Sustainable Productivity"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020) | Viewed by 3370
Technological innovations in Agronomy, including the design of new plant varieties, have driven a remarkable increase in crop productivity during the past several decades, contributing to the production of food, feed, fiber, and fuel to meet the needs of a growing world population. However, the increasing awareness about the limitation of natural resources, including arable lands and water, and the preservation of the environment explains that one of the main goals of current agriculture is the sustainable enhancement of crop yields. Thus, “Producing more with less” has become a central notion of many research efforts in the field of plant production and related disciplines. Agricultural genomics, or “Agrigenomics” (the application of genomics in agriculture), may face this challenge through various genomic and bioinformatic technologies. Genotyping and molecular marker development, comparative genomics, transcriptome analysis, and recombinant DNA technology offer the potential to gain advanced knowledge and to develop valuable tools that will aid in the selection and breeding of novel plant varieties with a more efficient absorption and use of water and nutrients, with an increased photosynthetic efficiency, increased tolerance to biotic stresses, or a better performance under unfavorable abiotic conditions, among other beneficial agronomic traits. Current progress in agrigenomics will surely have a main role in the creation of this new generation of sustainable crops.
This Special Issue aims to report novel research and reviews concerning the use of agricultural genomics to support sustainable crop production.
Dr. Estela Gimenez
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- tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses
- water-use efficiency
- nutrient-use efficiency