Peanut Innovation Lab Director Dave Hoisington and North Carolina State University Professor David Jordan are editing a special issue of “Agronomy” (ISSN 2073-4395) entitled “Peanut : A promising star to feed the future.”
This special issue belongs to the section “Crop Breeding and Genetics“.
“Peanut (groundnut) is an important legume grown widely around the world,” the editors say in the solicitation for articles. Because peanut is nutritious, and the plant is nitrogen-fixing, requires minimal inputs and performs well under water-limited conditions, it is a vital crop, but diseases can be damaging. “Recent success in sequencing the genomes of the cultivated peanut and several diploid relatives opens opportunities for gene identification and genomic selection in breeding. The use of wild relatives to introduce new diversity is already showing results. Crop production practices tailored to the inputs available are critical for maximizing yields and quality.
“In this Special Issue, we invite research and review articles (a limited number) focused on the following areas of study: (i) the application of genomics, high-throughput phenotyping and other -omic technologies for analyzing diversity, gene identification and breeding to develop improved varieties; (ii) understanding and improving nutrient use efficiency, including nitrogen fixation; (iii) developing effective weed, pest and disease management strategies; and (iv) improving and maintaining nutritional quality through varietal development and better storage and processing.”
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Manuscripts can be submitted until the end of 2021. All papers should be original (not published elsewhere) and will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will listed together on the special issue website.
Details can be found at the journal’s website: https://www.mdpi.com/journal/agronomy/special_issues/Peanut.