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Research Project: Development of Novel Cottonseed Products and Processes

Location: Commodity Utilization Research

Title: Editorial: woody oil crops: key trait formation and regulation

item Cao, Heping
item GONG, WENFANG - Central South University Of Forestry And Technology
item RONG, JUN - Nanchang University, Nanchang, China
item YUAN, DEYI - Central South University Of Forestry And Technology

Submitted to: Frontiers in Plant Science
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 11/6/2023
Publication Date: 11/10/2023
Citation: WCao, H., Gong, W., Rong, J., Yuan, D. 2023. Editorial: Woody oil crops: key trait formation and regulation. Frontiers in Plant Science.

Interpretive Summary: N/A

Technical Abstract: Woody oil crops are renewable forest resources to produce high-quality oils for food, feed and industrial uses. They contain diverse fatty acids and valuable nutritional components. They can be edible and/or industrial crops. Many woody oil crops have special fatty acid composition. Key traits of woody oil crops are essential for breeding and production, such as fruit/seed yield, size, weight, oil content, fatty acid and other valuable compositions, tolerance to drought, cold, and low nutrition stresses. Compared to herbaceous oil crops, key trait formation and regulation in woody oil crops are not well studied. This research topic is aimed to summarize recent advances in key trait formation and regulation in woody oil crops and provides scientific bases for breeding and production. In this special issue, thirteen articles have been published including 12 original research articles and one review article. Among them, ten papers focused on Camellia oleifera, and Pinus koraiensis, Paeonia ostii and Carya cathayensis. Various technologies have been used to study woody oil crops, including genomics, functional genomics, transcriptomics, metabolic analysis, biotechnological approach, phenotypic characterization, plant growth regulation, plant nutrition, plant carbohydrates, and interaction between hormones and mRNA on flower bud formation.