Compendium of Plant Genomes

The Foxtail Millet Genome

Editors: Prasad, Manoj (Ed.)

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  • Addresses both theoretical and practical aspects of foxtail millet breeding
  • Discusses the latest advances in the genetics and genomics of this model plant
  • Places special emphasis on abiotic stress tolerance
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This book presents up-to-date information on foxtail millet genomics, with a particular focus on its agronomic importance, genome architecture, marker development, evolutionary and diversity studies, comparative genomics and stress biology. The topics discussed have the potential to open up a new era of crop improvement in foxtail millet and other related grass species.

Foxtail millet (Setaria italica L.) is the oldest domesticated crop in the world (domesticated >8700 years ago) and it has been extensively grown in the semi-arid regions of Asia, Europe and the Americas as a food and fodder crop ever since. Further, as a C4 crop with close genetic relatedness to several biofuel grasses, foxtail millet has been promoted as a model plant. In view of its importance, the US Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute and Beijing Genomics Institute have independently sequenced the genome of foxtail millet. The availability of the draft genome sequence has advanced the genomics and genetics of this important crop, resulting in the development of large-scale genome-wide molecular markers and demonstration of their utility in genomics-assisted breeding, as well as the identification of the molecular and biological roles of several stress-responsive gene families in connection with abiotic stress tolerance. In addition, several open access databases have been developed to make these resources for crop improvement through structural and functional genomics widely available.

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Foxtail Millet: An Introduction

    Singh, Roshan Kumar (et al.)

    Pages 1-9

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  • Foxtail Millet Genome Sequencing, Assembly, Annotation, and Application

    Muthamilarasan, Mehanathan (et al.)

    Pages 11-22

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  • Transposable Elements in Setaria Genomes

    Yadav, Chandra Bhan (et al.)

    Pages 23-35

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  • Exploiting Genome Sequence Information to Develop Genomic Resources for Foxtail Millet Improvement

    Muthamilarasan, Mehanathan (et al.)

    Pages 37-51

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  • Breeding Strategies in Foxtail Millet

    Hariprasanna, K. (et al.)

    Pages 53-61

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eBook 130,89 €
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Hardcover 159,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Foxtail Millet Genome
Editors
  • Manoj Prasad
Series Title
Compendium of Plant Genomes
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-65617-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-65617-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-65616-8
Series ISSN
2199-4781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 152
Number of Illustrations
1 b/w illustrations, 16 illustrations in colour
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