Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models

Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants

Editors: Moore, Paul H., Ming, Ray (Eds.)

  • The first reference on tropical crop genomics
  • A much-needed comprehensive genomic resource
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About this book

Tropical crop plants are one of the natural world’s most valuable assets. However, the genetic resources of tropical plants are underutilized and in danger of being lost due to the destruction of natural habitats, the high costs of conservation programs, and our lack of appreciation of the worth of these precious resources. Considering the tropical origin of much of the biological diversity that is responsible for genes and phenotypes of temperate crops, there is a critical need for assessing the genomics of tropical plant species.

Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants summarizes recent progress on genomic research, including the development of molecular markers, genomic and cDNA libraries, expressed sequence tags (ESTs), genetic and physical maps, gene expression profiles, and whole genome sequences for 20 tropical crop plants. It offers background information about the evolutionary origin and environments of tropical crop species, international programs that are addressing the needs of tropical agriculture, and the potential for new technologies to increase the productivity and value of tropical crops. This book provides new dimensions to growing information concerning temperate crops and their morphology, physiology, and parallel evolution in diverse plant lineages.

This book will appeal to graduate students, post graduates, researchers, and professionals in plant breeding, genetics, germplasm conservation, and agronomy of tropical crop plants.

About the Editors:

Paul H. Moore is a world authority on tropical plants with a particular focus on sugarcane, papaya, and pineapple. In his almost 40-year career, he has published over 150 papers in highly reputable scientific journals and is considered the foremost expert in sugarcane. He along with Dr. Ming are co-Editors-in-Chief of the new Springer journal, Tropical Plant Biology.

Dr. Ray Ming is an associate professor of plant biology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and has done extensive research on papaya, coffee, pineapple, and sugarcane. His expertise includes work on evolution of sex chromosomes in plants, and the structure and organization of the papaya genome.

About the authors

Paul H. Moore is the Research Leader of the USDA's  Tropical Plant Physiology, Disease and Production Unit at the Hawaiian Agricultural Research Center located in AIEA, Hawaii.

Ray Ming is an Associate Professor of the Department of Plant Biology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Reviews

From the reviews: “This book forms a part of a series of books on the study of plant genomics. It has been structured to provide and discuss recent genetic and genomic studies on the principal cultivated plants and existing genetic models. With this, it aims to improve the identification, characterization and clonage of agriculturally important genes. … gives an opportunity to both investigators and students to update methods, strategies, applications and perspectives on tropical plant genomics of agricultural interest.” (Rosario Dominguez Ciespo Hirata, Brazilian Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2010)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

  • Tropical Environments, Biodiversity, and the Origin of Crops

    Gepts, P.

    Pages 1-20

  • International Programs and the Use of Modern Biotechnologies for Crop Improvement

    Ribaut, Jean-Marcel (et al.)

    Pages 21-61

  • Transgenics for New Plant Products, Applications to Tropical Crops

    Sun, Samuel S.M.

    Pages 63-81

  • Genomics of Banana and Plantain (Musa spp.), Major Staple Crops in the Tropics

    Roux, Nicolas (et al.)

    Pages 83-111

  • Genomics of Phaseolus Beans, a Major Source of Dietary Protein and Micronutrients in the Tropics

    Gepts, Paul (et al.)

    Pages 113-143

Buy this book

eBook $289.00
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Hardcover $369.00
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Softcover $369.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants
Editors
  • Paul H. Moore
  • Ray Ming
Series Title
Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models
Series Volume
1
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
Distribution Rights
Distribution rights for India: Atlantic Pub. & Distr. (P) Ltd., New Delhi, India
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-71219-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-71219-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-71218-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2433-9
Series ISSN
2363-9601
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 582
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 11 illustrations in colour
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