Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models

Genetics and Genomics of the Triticeae

Editors: Feuillet, Catherine, Muehlbauer, Gary J. (Eds.)

  • A modern and comprehensive volume on the status and future of triticeae

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Genetics and Genomics of Triticeae

Edited by Catherine Feuillet and Gary Muehlbauer

Domestication of cereals in the Fertile Crescent 10,000 years ago ushered in the beginning of agriculture, and signified a remarkable breakthrough in the advancement of civilization. Today, the crops of the Triticeae tribe, wheat, barley, and rye, constitute over 50% of total crop production worldwide (http://www.fao.org/) and cereal seeds are one of the most important renewable resources for food, feed, and industrial raw materials. The economic importance of the Triticeae has triggered intense cytogenetic and genetic studies over the past few decades, and has resulted in a breadth of information and tools for developing wheat, barley, and rye varieties. Hampered by the size and complexity of their genomes, however, research regarding the genomics of the Triticeae has lagged behind. But, the recent convergence of several technology developments has enabled dramatic breakthroughs in genomic research and led to the development of a robust "Genomic toolbox." These new capabilities permit a better understanding of the biology of the Triticeae plants and support the improvement of agronomically important traits in these essential species.

Comprised of the work of internationally recognized experts, Genetics and Genomics of Triticeae provides an in depth summary of the advances of the past decades, synthesizes the current state of knowledge of the structure, function, and evolution of the Triticeae genomes, and describes progress in the application of this knowledge to the improvement of wheat, barley, and rye. This book explores both the fundamentals of genetic and genomic research of the Triticeae and the applications of state of the art technology that have led to improvements in agronomically important traits such as biotic and abiotic stress resistance, plant development, and quality. Genetics and Genomics of Triticeae opens perspectives into the deployment of new genetic approaches to identify traits and create a better understanding of the organization of the Triticeae genome, and the ongoing development of new sequencing technologies that will support future genome sequencing of these essential crops.

Catherine Feuillet is research director and leader of the group "Structure, function and evolution of the wheat genomes" at the INRA, Clermont-Ferrand (France). She was educated as a geneticist and molecular biologist and worked for 10 years in Switzerland on the genomics of disease resistance in wheat and barley before moving to France. She is one of the co-chairs of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI), and the European Triticeae Genomics Initiative (ETGI).

Gary J. Muehlbauer is an Associate Professor and Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics of Crop Improvement in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. He studied maize genetics during his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and his postdoctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota for eleven years working on barley and wheat genomics. He is the vice chair of the International Barley Sequencing Consortium.

About the authors

Catherine Feuillet is research director and leader of the group "Structure, function and evolution of the wheat genomes" at the INRA, Clermont-Ferrand (France). She was educated as a geneticist and molecular biologist and worked for 10 years in Switzerland on the genomics of disease resistance in wheat and barley before moving to France. She is one of the co-chairs of the International Wheat Genome Sequencing Consortium (IWGSC), the International Triticeae Mapping Initiative (ITMI), and the European Triticeae Genomics Initiative (ETGI).

Gary J. Muehlbauer is an Associate Professor and Endowed Chair in Molecular Genetics of Crop Improvement in the Department of Agronomy and Plant Genetics at the University of Minnesota. He studied maize genetics during his Ph.D. at the University of Minnesota and his postdoctoral work at the University of California at Berkeley. He has been on the faculty at the University of Minnesota for eleven years working on barley and wheat genomics. He is the vice chair of the International Barley Sequencing Consortium.

Reviews

From the reviews:

“Describe the latest advances in genetics and genomics of the economically important Triticeae tribe … . This is a very timely text that will be of great interest and value to both graduate students and postgraduates … . I would also strongly recommend this text to researchers entering the field attracted by the new opportunities that are emerging in these important species. I believe this book will serve as a go-to reference for the coming years to those working on Triticeae genetics and genomics.” (Cristobal Uauy, Annals of Botany, Vol. 108 (5), October, 2011)

Table of contents (24 chapters)

  • Scientific Names in the Triticeae

    Barkworth, Mary E. (et al.)

    Pages 3-30

  • Triticeae Genetic Resources in ex situ Genebank Collections

    Knüpffer, Helmut

    Pages 31-79

  • Domestication of the Triticeae in the Fertile Crescent

    Kilian, Benjamin (et al.)

    Pages 81-119

  • Cytogenetic Analysis of Wheat and Rye Genomes

    Gill, Bikram S. (et al.)

    Pages 121-135

  • Applying Cytogenetics and Genomics to Wide Hybridisations in the Genus Hordeum

    Houben, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 137-162

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eBook $289.00
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Hardcover $369.00
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Softcover $369.00
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  • ISBN 978-1-4614-1706-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetics and Genomics of the Triticeae
Editors
  • Catherine Feuillet
  • Gary J. Muehlbauer
Series Title
Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models
Series Volume
7
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-77489-3
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-77489-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-77488-6
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4614-1706-4
Series ISSN
2363-9601
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
700
Number of Illustrations and Tables
52 b/w illustrations, 22 illustrations in colour
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