Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models

Genetics and Genomics of Soybean

Editors: Stacey, Gary (Ed.)

  • A comprehensive and timely reference on soybean genomics
  • The only genomic resource of considerable interest to practicing plant biologists and geneticists, graduate and undergraduate students, and research professionals such as plant breeders and germplasm curators who work on or are interested in legume species
  • Soybean genomics is of great interest in all parts of the world as one of the most economically important crops and a major food source
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The Fabaceae (leguminosae) comprise the second largest family of flowering plants with 650 genera and 18000 species. As a member of Phaseoleae, the most economically important legume tribe, the soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr., constitutes a major source of vegetable oil and protein internationally. Recently, soybean oil has garnered considerable attention due to its increased use for biodiesel production. The extensive genetic resources of soybean and the associated physiological tools available to scientists present a set of unique opportunities to study areas ranging from seed development, to the biology of polyploidization, to a huge array of pathogenic and symbiotic plant-host interactions. The large plant size of soybean is advantageous to such studies, and permits the use of techniques that are difficult or impossible for practice on smaller plants. For these and additional reasons, soybean genomic research has seen major advances in recent years.

Genetics and Genomics of Soybean chronicles advances in soybean genomic research, while addressing and anticipating the potential for future discoveries in a rapidly evolving field. The book covers recent progress on genome research in soybeans, including the genetic map with classical, RFLP, SSR and SNP markers; genomic and cDNA libraries, functional genomics platforms (e.g., cDNA, Affymetrix and oligonucleotide based DNA microarrays); physical maps, and the efforts to fully sequence the genome. Given the pending release of the soybean genome sequence, through the efforts of the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, this book will stand as a critical source of information on soybean.

Dr. Gary Stacey is an MSMC Endowed Professor of Soybean Biotechnology and Professor of Plant Sciences and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri.

Table of contents (19 chapters)

  • Soybean: Market Driven Research Needs

    Wilson, Richard F.

    Pages 3-15

  • Soybean Molecular Genetic Diversity

    Cregan, Perry B.

    Pages 17-34

  • Legume Comparative Genomics

    Cannon, Steven

    Pages 35-54

  • Phaseolus vulgaris: A Diploid Model for Soybean

    McClean, Phillip E. (et al.)

    Pages 55-76

  • The Soybean Molecular Genetic Linkage Map

    Cregan, Perry B.

    Pages 79-89

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetics and Genomics of Soybean
Editors
  • Gary Stacey
Series Title
Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models
Series Volume
2
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
978-0-387-72299-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-72299-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-72298-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2476-6
Series ISSN
2363-9601
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 407
Number of Illustrations and Tables
43 b/w illustrations, 17 illustrations in colour
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