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.

Archiving: full-text archived in CLOCKSS.

Rapid publication: manuscripts are undertaken in 8.5 days from acceptance to publication (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2019, 1-2 days of FREE language polishing time is also included in this period).

Current Issue: 2021  Archive: 2020 2019 2018 2017

Special Issue

Genome Editing for Crop Improvement

Submission Deadline: February 28, 2022 (Open) Submit Now

Guest Editor

Fawzy Georges, PhD

Jene Quests Corporation, 134 Egnatoff Way, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, S7K 7R9, Canada

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Research Interests: genome editing; genomics; molecular genetics; plant biochemistry; plant metabolic engineering; plant molecular biology; phospholipid signaling.

About this Topic

World food security is mostly proportionate to the development and adoption of new biotechnological innovations to produce novel crop varieties, capable of adapting to the rapidly changing Earth climate and explosion of population. The rate of population increase is particularly alarming as it is accompanied by a parallel rate of depletion of cultivable land areas. The emergence of late of the persistent interest in terraforming other planets may be perceived as an expression by humanity of a need for finding new beginnings and seeking refuge on other planets. Repairing our own plant and/or adapting new ones to our needs must, however, begin with innovative technologies which would allow the development of agronomic crops adaptable to wide ranges of soil and climate conditions on this planet and elsewhere. Plant biochemistry and genomics are the two disciplines most suited to offer biology solutions to environmental issues such as climate and soil problems. The purpose of this special issue of OBM Genetics is to bring together original research articles that describe the latest innovations in the areas of plant biochemistry and genomics and their potential impact on solving climate and soil conditions, with a special emphasis on promising tools, e.g. CRISPR genome editing.