Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry

Molecular Marker Systems in Plant Breeding and Crop Improvement

Editors: Lörz, Horst, Wenzel, Gerhard (Eds.)

  • Provides the molecular basics and techniques for novel plant breeding strategies
  • Addresses plant molecular geneticists as well as plant breeders in the public and private sector
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Successful release of new and better crop varieties increasingly requires genomics and molecular biology. This volume presents basic information on plant molecular marker techniques from marker location up to gene cloning. The text includes a description of technical approaches in genome analysis such as comparison of marker systems, positional cloning, and array techniques in 19 crop plants. A special section focuses on converting this knowledge into general and specific breeding strategies, particularly in relation to biotic stress. Theory and practice of marker assisted selection for QTL, gene pyramiding and the future of MAS are summarized and discussed for maize, wheat, and soybean. Furthermore, approaches in silviculture on the examples of Fagus, Populus, Eucalyptus, Picea and Abies are presented. The volume ends with a comprehensive review of the patents relevant for using molecular markers and marker assisted selection.

Table of contents (17 chapters)

  • The Principle: Identification and Application of Molecular Markers

    P. Langridge, K. Chalmers

    Pages 3-22

  • Genotyping Tools in Plant Breeding: From Restriction Fragment Length Polymorphisms to Single Nucleotide Polymorphisms

    V. Mohler, G. Schwarz

    Pages 23-38

  • From Markers to Cloned Genes: Map-Based Cloning

    W.-R. Scheible, O. Törjek, T. Altmann

    Pages 55-86

  • DNA Markers in Brassica: Use of Genetic Information from Arabidopsis and Development of Sequence Tagged Site Markers

    T. Sakai, H. Fujimoto, R. Imai, J. Imamura

    Pages 89-105

  • Genomics as Efficient Tools: Example Sunflower Breeding

    A. Sarrafi, L. Gentzbittel

    Pages 107-119

Buy this book

eBook $169.00
price for USA (gross)
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Softcover $219.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-540-74006-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Marker Systems in Plant Breeding and Crop Improvement
Editors
  • Horst Lörz
  • Gerhard Wenzel
Series Title
Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
Series Volume
55
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-26538-2
DOI
10.1007/b137756
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-74006-3
Series ISSN
0934-943X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 478
Number of Illustrations and Tables
37 b/w illustrations, 5 illustrations in colour
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