Compendium of Plant Genomes

The Spruce Genome

Editors: Porth, Ilga, de la Torre, Amanda (Eds.)

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  • Presents comprehensive information on the genomics of spruce, the most economically important tree crop in the Northern Hemisphere 
  • Highlights the most promising genomic methods in tree improvement programs 
  • Describes phenotypic plasticity and local adaptation in spruce 
  • Includes the latest findings on transposable elements, methylation patterns, and secondary metabolism in spruce
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This book offers comprehensive information on the genomics of spruces (Picea spp.), naturally abundant conifer tree species that are widely distributed in the Northern Hemisphere. Due to their tremendous ecological and economic importance, the management of forest genetic resources has chiefly focused on conservation and tree improvement. 

A draft genome sequence of the 20-gigabase Norway spruce genome was published in the journal Nature in 2013. Continuous efforts to improve the spruce genome assembly are underway, but are hindered by the inherent characteristics of conifer genomes: high amounts of repetitive sequences (introns and transposable elements) in the genome and large gene family expansions with regards to abiotic stress, secondary metabolism and spruces' defense responses to pathogens and herbivory. 

This book presents the latest information on the status of genome assemblies, provides detailed insights into transposable elements and methylation patterns, and highlights the extensive genomic resources available for inferring population genomics and climate adaptation, as well as emerging genomics tools for tree improvement programs. In addition, this volume features whole-genome comparisons among conifer species, and demonstrates how functional genomics can be used to improve gene function annotations. The book closes with an outlook on emerging fields of research in spruce genomics.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Sequencing and Assembling the Nuclear and Organelle Genomes of North American Spruces

    Pages 1-8

    Birol, Inanc (et al.)

  • Variant Calling Using Whole Genome Resequencing and Sequence Capture for Population and Evolutionary Genomic Inferences in Norway Spruce (Picea Abies)

    Pages 9-36

    Bernhardsson, Carolina (et al.)

  • Transposable Elements in Spruce

    Pages 37-49

    Marturano, Giovanni (et al.)

  • An Intact, But Dormant LTR Retrotransposon Defines a Moderately Sized Family in White Spruce (Picea glauca)

    Pages 51-63

    Hamberger, Britta (et al.)

  • The Pliable Genome: Epigenomics of Norway Spruce

    Pages 65-95

    Yakovlev, Igor (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Spruce Genome
Editors
  • Ilga Porth
  • Amanda de la Torre
Series Title
Compendium of Plant Genomes
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-21001-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-21001-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-21000-7
Series ISSN
2199-4781
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 218
Number of Illustrations
23 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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