Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants

DNA-Based Markers in Plants

Editors: Phillips, R.L., Vasil, Indra K. (Eds.)

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The double helix architecture of DNA was elucidated in 1953. Twenty years later, in 1973, the discovery of restriction enzymes helped to create recombinant DNA mol­ ecules in vitro. The implications of these powerful and novel methods of molecular biol­ ogy, and their potential in the genetic manipulation and improvement of microbes, plants and animals, became increasingly evident, and led to the birth of modern biotechnology. The first transgenic plants in which a bacterial gene had been stably integrated were produced in 1983, and by 1993 transgenic plants had been produced in all major crop species, including the cereals and the legumes. These remarkable achievements have resulted in the production of crops that are resistant to potent but environmentally safe herbicides, or to viral pathogens and insect pests. In other instances genes have been introduced that delay fruit ripening, or increase starch content, or cause male sterility. Most of these manipulations are based on the introduction of a single gene - generally of bacterial origin - that regulates an important monogenic trait, into the crop of choice. Many of the engineered crops are now under field trials and are expected to be commercially produced within the next few years.

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`Overall, the book is a very useful overview of DNA marker technology. It nicely complements existing manuals, such as DNA Marker: Protocols, Applications and Overviews. Many graduate students, researchers beginning in a new area or those wishing to learn about this fast developing field will also find it worthwhile. It could also be useful for plant breeders, and bioinformatics specialists serving the plant science community.'
Plant Science, 161 (2001)

Table of contents (26 chapters)

  • Some concepts and new methods for molecular mapping in plants

    Burr, Benjamin

    Pages 1-8

  • PCR-based marker systems

    Reiter, Robert

    Pages 9-29

  • Constructing a plant genetic linkage map with DNA markers

    Young, Nevin Dale

    Pages 31-47

  • Use of DNA Markers in introgression and isolation of genes associated with durable resistance to rice blast

    Chen, D.-H. (et al.)

    Pages 49-57

  • Mapping quantitative trait loci

    Knapp, Steven J.

    Pages 59-99

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
DNA-Based Markers in Plants
Editors
  • R.L. Phillips
  • Indra K. Vasil
Series Title
Advances in Cellular and Molecular Biology of Plants
Series Volume
6
Copyright
2001
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-015-9815-6
DOI
10.1007/978-94-015-9815-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-6865-6
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-5672-6
Series ISSN
1381-1932
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XII, 514
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