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 a variety of article types (Original Research, Review, Communication, Opinion, Comment, Conference Report, Technical Note, Book Review, 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.

Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2023): Submission to First Decision: 5.1 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 17.0 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 7 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

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Special Issue

Cucurbit Genetics

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

Guest Editor

Prashant Kaushik, PhD, Researcher

Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hisar 125004, India

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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."

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted through the LIDSEN Submission System. Detailed information on manuscript preparation and submission is available in the Instructions for Authors. All submitted articles will be thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process and will be processed following the Editorial Process and Quality Control policy. Upon acceptance, the article will be immediately published in a regular issue of the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website, with a label that the article belongs to the Special Issue. LIDSEN distributes articles under the Creative Commons Attribution (CC BY 4.0) License in an open-access model. The authors own the copyright to the article, and the article can be free to access, distribute, and reuse provided that the original work is correctly cited.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). Research articles and review articles are highly invited. Authors are encouraged to send the tentative title and abstract of the planned paper to the Editorial Office (genetics@lidsen.com) for record. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Editorial Office.

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