OBM Genetics

(ISSN 2577-5790)

OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 4 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 12 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 13 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Cucurbit Genetics

Submission Deadline: December 31, 2023 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Prashant Kaushik, PhD, Researcher

1. Kikugawa Research Station, Yokohama Ueki, 2265, Kamo, Kikugawa City, Shizuoka 439-0031, Japan

2. Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad Valenciana, Universitat Politècnica de València, 46022 Valencia, Spain

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Research interests: Pre-breeding, Genetics, Genomics, Marker-Assisted-Selection, Climate Change, Breeding for Abiotic and Biotic Stress Tolerance, Bioactive Compounds

About This Topic

"Cucurbits, a family of plants that includes melons, cucumbers, gourds, and squash, are important agricultural crops worldwide due to their nutritional and economic value. The special issue aims to highlight the latest advances in the genetic understanding and breeding techniques of these vital crops. With the advent of modern genomic tools, researchers are now better equipped to decipher the complex genetic architecture of cucurbits, leading to improved cultivars with enhanced disease resistance, stress tolerance, and yield. This issue welcomes submissions exploring the genetic basis of these traits, the use of marker-assisted selection and genomics-assisted breeding, and the impact of climate change on cucurbit genetics and breeding strategies. Through fostering an interdisciplinary dialogue, this special issue will contribute to the global efforts in improving cucurbit crops, meeting the challenges of food security, and adapting to changing environmental conditions."