150 Years Mendelian Genetics in Plant Breeding Research

Theoretical and Applied Genetics acknowledges in a Topical Issue the 150th anniversary of Gregor Mendel's groundbreaking publication describing his "Experiments in Plant Hybridizations". Prof. Johann Vollmann and Prof. Hermann Buerstmayr served as guest editors for this topical issue.

Special Focus: From Phenotype to Genotype - Celebrating 150 Years of Mendelian Genetics in Plant Breeding Research.

Theoretical and Applied Genetics, Vol 129, Issue 12, December 2016
ISSN: 0040-5752 (Print) 1432-2242 (Online)
Issue Editors: Hermann Buerstmayr, Johann Vollmann

In the December 2016 issue of TAG in seven publications the enormous impact Mendelian genetics had, has and will have for plant breeding and crop improvement is described, highlighted and critically discussed. A broad range of topics have been covered including pea genetics and genomics, flowering time in rice, apomixis, solanaceae genetics and genomics, nematode resistance in soybean, fungal disease resistance in wheat and a critical reflection of trends in breeding research.

All articles of this Topical Issue at Springer