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Model Organisms in Plant Genetics

Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov

Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan

Dr. Abdurakhmonov was elected as The World Academy of Sciences Fellow (2014) in Agricultural Science and a member and Vice-president of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He was appointed (2017) as a Minister of Innovative Development of Uzbekistan.


Representative Model Key Characteristics Genomic Studies Natural Population Germplasm Collection Mutants and Genetic Stocks Model Plants Grasses and Monocots Legumes Plant Polyploidy and Evolutionary Studies Primitive and Remnant Plants Emerging Model Plants

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Model plants for genetic studies are very important among all other plant species living on our planet. Models, as whole plant grown from seed as well as tissue or cellular culture, help researchers to study genetics of key biological phenomena, processes and characteristics that are useful for understanding the consequences of natural mutations, adaptation of plants to the harsh environment or changing climate, plant ecology and evolution as well as polyploidization. Knowledge gained in studying model plants for key characteristics of interest can be generally translated in other plant species with the knowledge that many key cellular and molecular processes are conserved and regulated by ‘blueprint’ genes inherited from common ancestor.

In this Model Organisms in Plant Genetics book we invite but not limited to chapters describing primitive, remnant, nonflowering, flowering, non-flowering, emerging model plant species for genetic studies and translation of gained discoveries for studying other plant species and taxa, plant genome polyploidization, adaptive selection, evolution and domestication as well as crop improvement.

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Date completed: March 26th 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: April 23rd 2021

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Deadline for full chapters: June 22nd 2021

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Review results due: September 10th 2021

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Ibrokhim Y. Abdurakhmonov

Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan

ABDURAKHMONOV received his B.S. (1997) in biotechnology from the National University, M.S. in plant breeding (2001) from Texas A&M University of USA, PhD (2002) in molecular genetics, Doctor of Science (2009) in genetics, and full professorship (2011) in molecular genetics and molecular biotechnology from Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He founded (2012) and is currently leading the Center of Genomics and Bioinformatics of Uzbekistan. He serves as an associate editor/editorial board member of several international and national journals on plant sciences. He received Government award – 2010 chest badge 'Sign of Uzbekistan”, 2010 TWAS prize, and 'ICAC Cotton Researcher of the Year 2013' for his outstanding contribution to cotton genomics and biotechnology. He was elected as The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) Fellow (2014) on Agricultural Science and as a co-chair/chair of 'Comparative Cenomics and Bioinformatics” workgroup (2015) of International Cotton Genome Initiative (ICGI). He was elected (2017) as a member and Vice-president of Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan. He was appointed (2017) as a Minister of Innovational Development of Uzbekistan.

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