Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement

2nd Edition

Editors: Jain, S.Mohan, Brar, D.S. (Eds.)

  • Deals with molecular tools in plant breeding, molecular marker assisted breeding, gene silencing, functional genomics and genetic engineering

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The first edition of this book, "Molecular techniques in crop improvement" published in 2002 provided comprehensive information on the latest tools and techniques of molecular genetics and applications in crop improvement, and highlighted molecular genetics from the perspective of plant breeders. Since then, major advances have been made in molecular tagging of genes/QTLs governing complex agronomic traits, identification of candidate genes and in applying marker assisted breeding for tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses and quality traits. Recent advances in transgenic technologies, genome sequencing and functional genomics offer tremendous opportunities to support plant breeding programs. We have covered new developments in molecular biology and their potential applications in plant breeding in this second edition. The book has a total of 31 chapters and divided into 4 sections: A) Plant breeding in the genomics era, B) Molecular markers and their application, C) Genomics, and D) Transgenic technologies. The book features major topics, which are QTL analysis, comparative genomics, functional genomics, bioinformatics, DNA marker technology automation, gene-based marker systems, , application of molecular markers for tolerance to biotic and abiotic stresses as well as in germplasm conservation, gene pyramiding, gene silencing, TILLING, CISGENESIS, microarray, metabolomics, proteomics, transcriptomics, microRNAs, marker-free transformation, gene targeting/homologous recombination, and genetic engineering. This book will be especially useful to scientists engaged in molecular genetics and plant breeding. It will also be a valuable book for the graduate and post graduate students specialising in crop science, genetics, plant breeding and biotechnology.

Table of contents (31 chapters)

  • QTL Analysis in Plant Breeding

    Asins, Maria J. (et al.)

    Pages 3-21

  • Comparative Genomics in Crop Plants

    Mehboob-ur-Rahman (et al.)

    Pages 23-61

  • Functional Genomics For Crop Improvement

    Ganeshan, Seedhabadee (et al.)

    Pages 63-95

  • Bioinformatics Tools for Crop Research and Breeding

    Jayashree, B (et al.)

    Pages 97-116

  • Gene-Based Marker Systems in Plants: High Throughput Approaches for Marker Discovery and Genotyping

    Varshney, Rajeev K

    Pages 119-142

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eBook $259.00
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  • ISBN 978-94-007-9500-6
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Molecular Techniques in Crop Improvement
Book Subtitle
2nd Edition
Editors
  • S.Mohan Jain
  • D.S. Brar
Copyright
2009
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
eBook ISBN
978-90-481-2967-6
DOI
10.1007/978-90-481-2967-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-90-481-2966-9
Softcover ISBN
978-94-007-9500-6
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
IX, 772
Topics