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Genetic and Genomic Approaches in Tomato

Tomato (Solanum lycopersicum) is one of the most important vegetable crops worldwide. The massive sequencing of hundreds of tomato genomes and transcriptomes, including a high-quality reference genome sequence, allowed us to collect a huge amount of data. The exploitation of genomic tools and resources is enhancing the power of genetic studies and plant selection opening a new plant breeding era. The integration of multiple genomic techniques such as genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics has been proved to enable the identification of new traits. The combination of genomics data with genetics and phenotypic information will be crucial to accelerate tomato variety improvement. The aim of this special issue to address the implications of genomics on genetics and plant breeding. Integrated approaches to improve information extraction, genes discovery rate and plant selection methods are welcome. Researchers can contribute with original research findings and review and perspective articles to this issue. 

Guest Editor

Associate Professor Maria R Ercolano

Department of Agriculture, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy





Plant breeding

Plant selection

Submission Deadline: 15 October 2020

Online Submission

Manuscripts should be submitted online through Hapres Online Submission System. Please visit Guide for Authors before submitting a manuscript. Authors are encouraged to submit a paper as soon as it is ready and don’t need to wait until the deadline. Submissions will be sent to peer-review in order of arrival. Accepted papers will be published continuously in Crop Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (CBGG) and then gathered together on the special issue webpage. We welcome Research articles, Review papers and Short Communications. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for approval.


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