Root Genomics

Editors: Costa de Oliveira, Antonio, Varshney, Rajeev (Eds.)

  • A valuable source of information for scientists in plant sciences and genomics as well as in applied fields of agriculture and crop plant breeding
  • Presents recent advancements in increasing crop productivity by improvement of root health
  • Written by renowned scientists
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With the predicted increase of the human population and the subsequent need for larger food supplies, root health in crop plants could play a major role in providing sustainable highly productive crops that can cope with global climate changes. While the essentiality of roots and their relation to plant performance is broadly recognized, less is known about the role of roots in plant growth and development. “Root Genomics” examines how various new genomic technologies are rapidly being applied to the study of roots, including high-throughput sequencing and genotyping, TILLING, transcription factor analysis, comparative genomics, gene discovery and transcriptional profiling, post-transcriptional events regulating microRNAs, proteome profiling and the use of molecular markers such as SSRs, DArTs, and SNPs for QTL analyses and the identification of superior genes/alleles. The book also covers topics such as the molecular breeding of crops in problematic soils and the responses of root systems to a variety of stresses.

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“This book was written for me and all who research and believe that crop design for the 21st Century in a changing and more unpredictable climate requires far greater prioritization be given to achieving a better understanding of root biology and a capability to manipulate plant genomes to improve their function. An impressive selection of very well-regarded researchers world-wide have contributed to this book to assemble what I believe is the most up-to-date and comprehensive report of the current knowledge on crop root genetics.” (Mike W. Humphreys, Experimental Agriculture, Vol. 47 (4), 2011)

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Introduction to Root Genomics

    Oliveira, Antonio Costa (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • EST-Based Approach for Dissecting Root Architecture in Barley Using Mutant Traits of Other Species

    Orman, Beata (et al.)

    Pages 11-72

  • Genomics of Root–Microbe Interactions

    Mathesius, Ulrike (et al.)

    Pages 73-97

  • Plant Genetics for Study of the Roles of Root Exudates and Microbes in the Soil

    Deshpande, Aparna (et al.)

    Pages 99-111

  • Impact of the Environment on Root Architecture in Dicotyledoneous Plants

    Gruber, Véronique (et al.)

    Pages 113-132

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Root Genomics
Editors
  • Antonio Costa de Oliveira
  • Rajeev Varshney
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-85546-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-85546-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-85545-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-42261-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 318
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