Special Issue on Genetics and Genomics of Forage and Pastures Resources

Submission Deadline: Feb. 28, 2016

  • Special Issue Editor
    • Marghali Sonia
      Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Trifi-Farah Neila
      Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Chtourou-Ghorbel Nidhal
      Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Ghariani Salma
      Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Chakroun Mohamed
      Animal and Forage Production Laboratory, National Institute of Agronomic Research in Tunisia, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Zoghlami Aziza
      Animal and Forage Production Laboratory, National Institute of Agronomic Research in Tunisia, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Abdelly Chedly
      Laboratory of Extremophiles Plant, Borj Biotechnology Center, Hammam-Lif, Tunisia
    • Ben Ahmed Hela
      Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Lachaal Mokhtar
      Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences of Tunis, University of Tunis El Manar, Tunis, Tunisia
    • Haddioui Abdelmajid
      Faculty of Sciences and Techniques, University of Sultan Moulay Slimane, Beni Mellal, Morocco
    • Gentzbittel Laurent
      Department of Plant Biosciences, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
    • Ben Cecile
      Department of Plant Biosciences, University of Toulouse, Toulouse, France
  • Introduction

    The preservation of genetic resources is essential especially when witnessing an erosion of many species. The practical and economic impact of preservation and conservation of this genetic diversity is critical both in terms of fodder production as the protection of the environment. Regarding the different forage species involved, the Special Issue’s objectives focus the evaluation, conservation and improvement of genetic resources by means of marking phenotypic and molecular typing. The expected results of this axis have both fundamental and applications not only agricultural but also in the management of resources.

    Aims and Scope:


    1. The main aim of this Special Issue is to provide information about the diversity of the forage and pastures resources, their morphological characterization and agronomic evaluation of potential, the relationship between spontaneous and cultivated forms local, the genetic diversity both within species and interspecific, the genotypes tolerant to salinity and aridity, the highlight of a range of molecular markers targeting different regions of the genome to enhance the forage resources especially in arid and semi-arid areas, the QTL detection associated with agronomic traits of interest will be a great contribution in improving molecular assisted by local populations well adapted.

    2. This Special Issue publishes original papers, reviews, short communications, technical notes, and short notes.

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www./submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

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