OBM Genetics

(ISSN 2577-5790)

OBM Genetics is an international Open Access journal published quarterly online by LIDSEN Publishing Inc. It accepts papers addressing basic and medical aspects of genetics and epigenetics and also ethical, legal and social issues. Coverage includes clinical, developmental, diagnostic, evolutionary, genomic, mitochondrial, molecular, oncological, population and reproductive aspects. It publishes research articles, reviews, communications and technical notes, etc. There is no restriction on the length of the papers and we encourage scientists to publish their results in as much detail as possible.

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Publication Speed (median values for papers published in 2022): Submission to First Decision: 4 weeks; Submission to Acceptance: 12 weeks; Acceptance to Publication: 13 days (1-2 days of FREE language polishing included)

Current Issue: 2023  Archive: 2022 2021 2020 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Genomic Prediction in Crop Improvement

Submission Deadline: October 31, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Ugochukwu N. Ikeogu, Ph.D

Project Manager, Plant Breeding and Genetics Section, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, United States

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Research Interests: yield gain through improved dry matter, starch and mosaic disease resistant in cassava using genomic selection tools.


Open Access Research Article

The Use of Transgenic Resistant Plums in Transgrafting Fails to Confer Plum Pox Virus Resistance in Prunus

Received: 16 January 2023;  Published: 25 July 2023;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2303189


In order to sustain productivity, growers are implementing fruit trees to provide plum pox virus (PPV) resistant varieties. Unfortunately, classical breeding approaches have failed to develop resistant varieties. RNA interference (RNAi) silencing, as an alternate strategy, has been shown to be an efficient approach to combat PPV disease (shark [...]
Open Access Research Article

Plant Breeding Integrated with Genomic-Enabled Prediction

Received: 09 June 2021;  Published: 15 September 2021;  doi: 10.21926/obm.genet.2103137


Plant breeding programs have used conventional breeding methods, such as hybridization, induced mutations, and other methods to manipulate the plant genome within the species' natural genetic boundaries to improve crop varieties. However, repeatedly using conventional breeding methods might lead to the erosion of the gene reservoir [...]