About this Research Topic
Biotechnology not only has the potential to facilitate enhancements in crop performance, but also plays an important role in advancing our understanding of cell biology, both at basic and applied levels. This knowledge can contribute directly and indirectly to the promotion of sustainability, and better our understanding of imminent risks. The aim of this research topic is thus to capture developments in the biotechnological improvement and molecular characterization of crops and associated symbiotic rhizobia through high-quality original research articles, cutting-edge scientific reviews, and technology papers.
We welcome (but do not limit our authors solely to) submissions addressing the following suggested topics:
• Developments in the biotechnological improvement/characterization of symbiotic nitrogen fixation
• Molecular improvement of rhizobial strains
• Identification or genetic modification of disease resistance genes;
• Modulation of plant host-pathogen interactions for enhanced resistance;
• Molecular innovations in biopesticides for reduced reliance on chemical pesticides;
• Progress in tissue culture or microspore embryogenesis to generate novel germplasm;
• Identification, characterization or modification of genes involved in abiotic stress response (e.g., water use efficiency, improved plant response to drought and heat).
Keywords: Molecular Interventions, sustainability, disease resistance genes, food production systems, pesticides, cell biology, genomic architecture, Biopesticides, food security, genetic engineering, CRISPR, gene overexpression, gene suppression, transgenic
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