Petunia

Evolutionary, Developmental and Physiological Genetics

Editors: Gerats, Tom, Strommer, Judy (Eds.)

  • Emphasis on molecular developments and on comparative issues with petunia as a model species
  • The first comprehensive reference on petunia that provides an overview of the fundamentals as well as the latest research
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About this book

In 1984, when the first edition of this monograph was published, Petunia was well-positioned as a classical model system to contribute significantly to the coming explosion in plant molecular biology. Its strength was fostered by years of physiological, biochemical, genetic and cytogenetic research- the contributions of early workers who saw the value and promise of this horticulturally significant representative of the Solanaceae. The present edition encapsulates the state of Petunia-based research a quarter of a century later. It paints a rich portrait of progress, particularly but not exclusively in evolutionary and developmental biology. The wealth of knowledge presented here, and the continued promise of Petunia as a research system, both follow from a combination of that solid early work, the amenability of Petunia to molecular analysis, and the dedication and collegiality of the Petunia research community. All are richly documented in this work.

Tom Gerats completed his Ph.D. on Petunia flavonoids and transposons at the University of Amsterdam (1984). He then joined the Genetics Department of the Free University (also in Amsterdam) where a group was formed, headed by Ed Veltkamp, later Jos Mol, to work on the molecular aspects of flavonoid genes. Tom moved to Marc van Montagu’s group in Ghent (Belgium) in 1990, where he continued to work on Petunia as a main system. In 2001 he obtained a chair in Plant Genetics at the Radboud University, Nijmegen. Starting with his work as an undergraduate, he has aimed throughout his career to enhance Petunia’s status as a model system for comparative research.

Judy Strommer received B.S. and M.S. degrees from the University of Chicago and a Ph.D. in Molecular Biology from UCLA. She lives with her family in Guelph, Ontario, where she is a Professor of Plant Agriculture at the University of Guelph. She was introduced to Petunia research by Tom Gerats at a meeting of the Genetics Society of America more than 20 years ago. Current research in her laboratory involves analysis of the regulation of anthocyanin production in grape and development of feed-based vaccines, but she remains a devoted fan of Petunia and the research it has inspired.

Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:

“The book consists of a collection of chapters written for a scientific audience that highlight various aspects of Petunia genetics. … this book is more than an update of recent research activities in the style of ‘what's new’ since many chapters provide very appreciated historical reviews of the particular field of research. This makes this book very valuable … . The book is a useful resource for scientists beginning research work on the genus Petunia … .” (Anja Geitmann, Annals of Botany, Vol. 107 (4), 2011)

Table of contents (20 chapters)

  • The Genus Petunia

    Stehmann, João Renato (et al.)

    Pages 1-28

  • Petunia as a Model System for the Genetics and Evolution of Pollination Syndromes

    Gübitz, Thomas (et al.)

    Pages 29-49

  • Benzenoids Dominate the Fragrance of Petunia Flowers

    Clark, David G. (et al.)

    Pages 51-69

  • ADH and PDC: Key Roles for Enzymes of Alcoholic Fermentation

    Strommer, Judith (et al.)

    Pages 71-84

  • Gametophytic Self-Incompatibility in Petunia

    Sims, Thomas L. (et al.)

    Pages 85-106

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Petunia
Book Subtitle
Evolutionary, Developmental and Physiological Genetics
Editors
  • Tom Gerats
  • Judy Strommer
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer-Verlag New York
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag New York
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-84796-2
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-84796-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-84795-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-2737-8
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XXI, 445
Additional Information
Originally published as volume 9 in the series: Monographs Theoret.Genetics
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