Special Issue "Molecular Quantitative Genetics Applied to Plant Breeding"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 February 2022.
Interests: agronomy; crop breeding; intra-species competition; low-input agriculture; preservation and utilization of plant genetic resources
Interests: genomics; plant breeding; CRISP/R; stress tolerance; molecular genetics; population genetics mlecular species identification and authentication
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Quantitative genetics has been used by plant breeders over the years to systematically select germplasm for crop improvement. This has been enhanced with the use of molecular markers, which enabled the identification of genes or quantitative trait loci (QTL), and consequently marker-assisted selection, for economically-important traits of interest. Advances in molecular marker and computer technologies have contributed to significant progress in the field of plant molecular quantitative genetics. The development of single-nucleotide polymorphism markers enables high-throughput genotyping at a lower cost. Modern computers can analyze large datasets, as well as conduct simulations, using complex statistical models. These recent developments are expected to improve efficiency in selecting the germplasm whose genotypic values best meet the breeder’s objectives.
The scope of this Special Issue covers different applications of molecular quantitative genetics in crop improvement, which includes, but is not limited to, QTL mapping, genome-wide association studies (GWAS), marker-assisted selection, and genomic selection. All types of articles, such as original research, opinions, and reviews, are welcome.Prof. Dr. Ioannis Tokatlidis
Dr. Panagiotis Madesis
Manuscript Submission Information
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- Plant breeding
- Molecular genetics
- Quantitative genetics
- Population genetics
- Marker-assisted selection
- QTL mapping
- Genome-wide association studies (GWAS)
- Genomic prediction