Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models

Genetics and Genomics of Cucurbitaceae

Editors: Grumet, Rebecca, Katzir, Nurit, Garcia-Mas, Jordi (Eds.)

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  • Provides the first comprehensive overview of the genetics and genomics of the full Cucurbitaceae family 
  • Includes valuable information for researchers in the academic community as well as plant breeders in seed companies in the private sector
  • Offers the first review of the cucurbit family since before the genomics era
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This book provides an overview of the current state of knowledge of the genetics and genomics of the agriculturally important Cucurbitaceae plant family, which includes crops such as watermelon, melon, cucumber, summer and winter squashes, pumpkins, and gourds.  Recent years have resulted in tremendous increases in our knowledge of these species due to large scale genomic and transcriptomic studies and production of draft genomes for the four major species, Citrullus lanatus, Cucumis melo, Cucumis sativus, and Cucurbita spp.  This text examines genetic resources and structural and functional genomics for each species group and across species groups. In addition, it explores genomic-informed understanding and commonalities in cucurbit biology with respect to vegetative growth, floral development and sex expression, fruit growth and development, and important fruit quality traits.

About the authors

Dr. Rebecca GrumetMichigan State UniversityDepartment of HorticultureLansing, MichiganUSA

Dr. Nurit KatzirAgricultural Research OrganizationNewe Ya'ar Research CenterRamat Yishay  Israel
Dr. Jordi Garcia-MasIRTA Institute of Agro-food Research and TechnologyCenter for Research in Agricultural Genomics CSIS-IRTA-UAB Plant and Animal Genomics Barcelona  Spain

Table of contents (21 chapters)

Table of contents (21 chapters)
  • Cultivation and Uses of Cucurbits

    McCreight, James D.

    Pages 1-12

  • Phylogeny and Evolution of the Cucurbitaceae

    Renner, Susanne S. (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Melon Genetic Resources: Phenotypic Diversity and Horticultural Taxonomy

    Pitrat, Michel

    Pages 25-60

  • Genetic Resources of Cucumber

    Naegele, Rachel P. (et al.)

    Pages 61-86

  • Genetic Resources of Watermelon

    Levi, Amnon (et al.)

    Pages 87-110

Buy this book

eBook $149.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49332-9
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
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Hardcover $199.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-49330-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $199.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-84135-9
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Genetics and Genomics of Cucurbitaceae
Editors
  • Rebecca Grumet
  • Nurit Katzir
  • Jordi Garcia-Mas
Series Title
Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models
Series Volume
20
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-49332-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-49332-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-49330-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84135-9
Series ISSN
2363-9601
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 430
Number of Illustrations
61 illustrations in colour
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