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Compendium of Plant Genomes

The Grape Genome

Editors: Cantu, Dario, Walker, Andrew (Eds.)

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  • Describes the best practices to resolve and annotate grape genomes and transcriptomes
  •  Provides a uniquely comprehensive description of grapevine genetic diversity and its application in modern breeding programs
  •  Explains how domestication shaped the grape genome
  •  Links the grape genome composition and expression to viticulture traits and grape berry quality
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This book describes the current state of international grape genomics, with a focus on the latest findings, tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing and analysis, and genetic mapping of important agronomic traits. It also discusses how these are having a direct impact on outcomes for grape breeders and the international grape research community. While V. vinifera is a model species, it is not always appreciated that its cultivation usually requires the use of other Vitis species as rootstocks. The book discusses genetic diversity within the Vitis genus, the available genetic resources for breeding, and the available genomic resources for other Vitis species.
Grapes (Vitis vinifera spp. vinifera) have been a source of food and wine since their domestication from their wild progenitor (Vitis vinifera ssp. sylvestris) around 8,000 years ago, and they are now the world’s most valuable horticultural crop. In addition to being economically important, V. vinifera is also a model organism for the study of perennial fruit crops for two reasons: Firstly, its ability to be transformed and micropropagated via somatic embryogenesis, and secondly its relatively small genome size of 500 Mb. The economic importance of grapes made V. vinifera an obvious early candidate for genomic sequencing, and accordingly, two draft genomes were reported in 2007. Remarkably, these were the first genomes of any fruiting crop to be sequenced and only the fourth for flowering plants. Although riddled with gaps and potentially omitting large regions of repetitive sequences, the two genomes have provided valuable insights into grape genomes. Cited in over 2,000 articles, the genome has served as a reference in more than 3,000 genome-wide transcriptional analyses. Further, recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics are enabling the assembly of reference-grade genome references for more grape genotypes revealing the exceptional extent of structural variation in the species.

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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eBook 130,89 €
price for Spain (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-18601-2
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
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Hardcover 166,39 €
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-18600-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
  • The final prices may differ from the prices shown due to specifics of VAT rules
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Grape Genome
Editors
  • Dario Cantu
  • Andrew Walker
Series Title
Compendium of Plant Genomes
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-18601-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-18601-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-18600-5
Series ISSN
2199-4781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVII, 367
Number of Illustrations
12 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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