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Molecular Markers in Plant Biology
Submission Deadline: June 30, 2023 (Open) Submit Now
Yuri Shavrukov, PhD, Adjunct Professor, Senior Research Associate
College of Science and Engineering (Biological Sciences), Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia.
Research interests: plant genetics and genomics; gene structure and expression analysis in plants; molecular markers (development and application) in plant biology.
About This Topic
Plant biology and modern plant breeding cannot be based on traditional methods of hybridization and selection of best plants in experimental field only. It can be improved significantly with an application of genetic approaches and molecular markers. Currently, molecular markers and marker-assisted selection (MAS) become routine in plant biology and crop breeding. However, molecular markers and MAS are developed only with knowledges of plant genotyping and gene analyses. Various methods of individual genes analysis and thousands of genes simultaneously in microarray can be used for the development of molecular markers and MAS. Finally, simple and effective molecular markers and MAS help scientists and breeders to analyze progenies in segregating hybrid population for the identification and selection of the best genotypes.
The aim of the Special Issue is to show current status of our understanding and research in the development and application of molecular markers and MAS in plant biology and breeding. The scope is covering wide and diverse scale of modern and traditional technologies, scientific approaches and research to understand better all aspects of molecular markers used in various plant species. Completed study and research in any aspect of molecular markers and their genetic analyses in plants are encourages to be submitted to the Special Issue.
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