Special Issue "Application of Bioinformatics Technology in Fruit Trees Study"

A special issue of Agriculture (ISSN 2077-0472). This special issue belongs to the section "Genotype Evaluation and Breeding".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 June 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Meng Li
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Guest Editor
College of Horticulture, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China
Interests: genomics; fruit tree; genome-wide association study; gene regulatory networks; statistical genomics; comparative genomics; transcriptome
Prof. Dr. Shang-Qian Xie
E-Mail Website
Guest Editor
College of Forestry, Hainan University, Haikou 570228, China
Interests: bioinformatics; algorithm development; genomics and epigenomics; statistical genetics; proteomics

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Fruit tree research, as an important branch of agriculture, provides people with rich fruits and nutrients, which has a deep impact on the quality of people's lives. The expectation of producing high-quality fruits is being met by acting at multiple levels, but mainly through the introduction of new technologies, such as bioinformatics. Bioinformatics, as a very useful tool combining statistics and computer science, can discover potential laws or determine the reasons for a particular appearance (phenotype). It has been used in humans and crops and is greatly promoting the development of research. Bioinformatics technology includes genome, transcriptome, proteome, epigenomics, database and other technologies. However, its application in fruit trees is still relatively new, with only 5–8 years of development.

For this reason, in order to better promote and develop the application and combination of bioinformation technology in fruit tree science, we set up this Special Issue. In our issue, we hope to collect high-quality research papers describing the application of bioinformatics technologies to fruit crops, including but not limited to pears, apples, grapes, oranges, strawberries, bananas and peaches. The analyses can be based on comparative genomics, genetic analysis, phylogenetics, molecular evolutionary modeling and gene regulatory networks determined using all kinds of bioinformatics technology.

Dr. Meng Li
Prof. Dr. Shang-Qian Xie
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • comparative genomics
  • genetic analysis
  • phylogenetics
  • epigenomics
  • molecular evolutionary modeling
  • gene regulatory networks
  • fruit trees
  • pear
  • apple
  • grape
  • orange
  • strawberry

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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