Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement

Vol 1: Genomics Approaches and Platforms

Editors: Varshney, Rajeev K., Tuberosa, Roberto (Eds.)

  • A unique collection of review articles on plant genomics
  • A state-of-the-art presentation of genomics applied to crop improvement
  • Bridges the conceptual gap between conventional and modern breeding
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Genomics research has great potential to revolutionize the discipline of plant breeding. This two-volume set provides a critical assessment of genomics tools and approaches for crop breeding. Volume 1, entitled "Genomics Approaches and Platforms", illustrates state-of-the-art genomics approaches and platforms presently available for crop improvement. Volume 2, entitled "Genomics Applications in Crops", compiles crop-specific studies that summarize both the achievements and limitations of genomics research for crop improvement. We hope that these two volumes, while providing new ideas and opportunities to those working in crop breeding, will help graduate students and teachers to develop a better understanding of the applications of crop genomics to plant research and breeding.

Reviews

“Ever since the advent of modern crop improvement, breeders have dreamed of applying marker-based selection in their populations. Morphological markers have long been known but are too few to be of any use. Protein markers, e.g. isozymes, are not of much use either also due to their paucity, while RFLPs are expensive and cumbersome to use. Advances in genomics have given us microsatellite and SNP markers in such high number that molecular marker technology for crop improvement and eventually for human welfare has become a reality. These advances in genomics are reviewed in this valuable two-volume set. The editors are to be commended for their labor of love for compiling such a huge volume of information on crop genomics.” Gurdev S. Khush FRS, member NAS, Former Principal Plant Breeder, International Rice Research Institute

“The success of crop improvement has come through the willingness and ability of breeders and researchers to develop and apply new strategies and technologies. The development of molecular tools for tracking genes paved the way for the introduction of marker-assisted selection to monitor individual loci and optimise allele deployment. The advent of the new techniques of genomics is starting to unravel the behaviour of the whole genome and is paving the way to genome-wide breeding where multiple regions are tracked and complex traits can be manipulated more effectively. These two volumes cover both the techniques and the applications of genomics as seen from the perspective of breeders and molecular biologists. They also present a broad and updated view of the area and provide a reference point that will be an invaluable resource to crop geneticists and breeders for both research and crop improvement.” Peter Langridge, Chief Executive Officer, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics


Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement: An Overview

    Rajeev K. Varshney, Roberto Tuberosa

    Pages 1-12

  • Genic Molecular Markers in Plants: Development and Applications

    Rajeev K. Varshney, Thudi Mahendar, Ramesh K. Aggarwal, Andreas Börner

    Pages 13-29

  • Molecular Breeding: Maximizing the Exploitation of Genetic Diversity

    Anker P. Sørensen, Jeroen Stuurman, Jeroen Rouppe van der Voort, Johan Peleman

    Pages 31-56

  • Applications of Linkage Disequilibrium and Association Mapping in Crop Plants

    Elhan S. Ersoz, Jianming Yu, Edward S. Buckler

    Pages 97-119

  • Genomeless Genomics in Crop Improvement

    Kean Jin Lim, Sini Junttila, Vidal Fey, et al.

    Pages 151-176

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  • ISBN 978-90-481-7599-4
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement
Book Subtitle
Vol 1: Genomics Approaches and Platforms
Editors
  • Rajeev K. Varshney
  • Roberto Tuberosa
Copyright
2007
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4020-6295-7
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4020-6295-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4020-6294-0
Softcover ISBN
978-90-481-7599-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXX, 386
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