Special Issue: Oil Crop Genetic Improvement (OCGI)

Published 27 June, 2023

Oilseed crops play a vital role in providing essential fatty acids and proteins for human consumption, and they also possess multifunctional value in various domains such as vegetable production, honey production, ornamental use, and animal feed. However, the production of oil crops is facing significant challenges due to the growing population and climate change. These challenges include slow yield increase, production of low-quality oil, frequent outbreaks of pests and diseases, and limited adaptability of varieties. To address these industrial issues, the key lies in enhancing the ability and refining the process of genetic improvement for oil crop varieties.

To effectively facilitate academic exchange in the field of genetic improvement research for oil crops and bolster the capacity of oil crop genetic improvement to advance agricultural development, Oil Crop Science is organizing a special issue focused on oil crop genetic improvement. This special issue aims to publish research and review articles encompassing various areas, including but not limited to the following:

  1. Evaluation and identification of oil crop germplasm resources.
  2. Mining of key genes for important breeding traits of oil crops.
  3. Genetic mechanism analysis of important breeding traits in oil crops.
  4. Techniques and methods for genetic improvement of oil crops
  5. Utilization and modification of gene editing technology in oil crops

The deadline for submission is November 15, 2023. Please specify "OCGI" in your cover letter at the time of manuscript submission.

Papers submitted for the OCGI special issue will undergo an expedited review process and will be exempted from any Article Processing Charges (APCs). Additionally, all accepted papers will be published under an Open Access model, ensuring free accessibility to readers.

Author Guidelines and Manuscript Submission can be found here.

Prof. Guangqin Cai

Oil Crops Research Institution of CAAS, Wuhan, China. Email: caiguangqin@caas.cn

Prof. Liang Guo

Huazhong Agricultural University, Wuhan, China. Email: guoliang@mail.hzau.edu.cn

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