Special Issue "Functional Genomics, and Epigenetic Regulation of Quality Traits in Arabidopsis Thaliana Model Plant and Solanaceae Crops"

A special issue of Genes (ISSN 2073-4425). This special issue belongs to the section "Plant Genetics and Genomics".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (15 October 2021).

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Pasquale Termolino
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Guest Editor
Institute of Biosciences and Bioresources, UOS Portici Via Università 133, 80055 Portici, Italy
Interests: functional genomics; arabidopsis; Solanaceae; epigenetic regulation; quality traits; genome editing

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The Solanaceae family includes more than 3000 species, and some of them, such as potato, tomato, pepper, eggplant, pepino, naranjilla and tamarill, occupy an important place among cultivated species (crops). These species play a determinant role in the human diet and have a great impact on the economy of many countries.

Due to the economical and nutritional importance of these Solanaceae crops, breeders and geneticists are always looking for the genetic and epigenetic features behind the function of valuable quality traits, which are useful for achieving better product quality in sustainable growth ecosystems.

In the era of easily available genomes, the next hardest hurdle is the study of the function of the genes controlling traits of interest. Functional genomics is often a limiting topic for the improvement of target crops.

To help researchers finding or evaluating genetic or epigenetic functions, many molecular tools are available for Solanaceae: full genome sequences, molecular markers, study populations (i.e. tilling populations), molecular and genetic maps are available for some Solanaceae species, such as tomato, potato and pepper. In some cases, these tools are not sufficient to accomplish the research task; researchers often access the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana as a bridge of information between crops and model systems.

Topics of this Special Issue also include functional studies of Solanaceae species and Arabidopsis, relative to quality traits intended by any genetic and epigenetic feature or modification.

Dr. Pasquale Termolino
Guest Editor

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  • Functional genomics
  • Solanaceae
  • Arabidopsis
  • Epigenetics
  • Genomics
  • Quality traits
  • Gene orthology

Published Papers

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