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Bread wheat: a role model for plant domestication and breeding

Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) is one of the most important crops in the world, providing around 20% of both the world’s dietary energy and protein needs. In this review by Venske et al., the authors examine the history of bread wheat domestication and breeding, with a focus on techniques developed in the last few decades like trangenics, gene editing, speed breeding, and high-throughput phenotyping.

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For almost a century, Hereditas has published original cutting-edge research and reviews. As the Official journal of the Mendelian Society of Lund, the journal welcomes research from across all areas of genetics and genomics. Topics of interest include human and medical genetics, animal and plant genetics, microbial genetics, agriculture and bioinformatics. Articles covering novel viral sequences or the use of new technology and software in genomic research are also welcomed.

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Hereditas launched with BioMed Central in 2015, transferring from its previous publisher Wiley. All back content is available in the archive.

Editors-in-Chief

Stefan Baumgartner, Lund University
Yongyong Shi, Shanghai Jiao Tong University

Call for Papers: Arthropod Genomics

New Content ItemRecent reductions in sequencing costs and the introduction of new long-read sequencing technologies have led to a resurgence in genome sequencing projects. This abundance of new genome information has facilitated various genetic and genomic studies in a wide variety of species, including in arthropods.

Genome Biology and Hereditas are partnering on a thematic series focused on arthropod genomics. Topics of interest include but are not limited to: gene drive and gene editing in relation to vector or pest control, functional genomics, population genomics, comparative genomes and genetics.  Additionally, wetlab and/or computational techniques that have been developed to overcome the unique challenges of working with arthropods are of interest.

Guest Editor: Scott Geib, USDA ARS

Submissions Deadline: November 30, 2019

Society information

The Mendelian Society of Lund was founded in 1910 and except for a short break during 1912-1916 has been active ever since. In 1920, the Society started to publish Hereditas, a scientific journal in genetics. In the post-genomic era, the scope of Hereditas has evolved to include any research on genomic analysis.

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