From Plant Genomics to Plant Biotechnology, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1908818476
  • ISBN-13: 9781908818478
  • DDC: 572.82
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 274 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released June 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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With the appearance of methods for sequencing genomes and less expensive next-generation sequencing methods, we face rapid advancements of the -omics technologies and plant biology studies: reverse and forward genetics, functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, the movement at distance of effectors, and structural biology. From Plant Genomics to Plant Biotechnology reviews recent advances in the post-genomic era, discussing how different varieties respond to abiotic and biotic stresses, the epigenetic control and epigenetic memory, the roles of non-coding RNAs, and uses of RNA silencing and RNA interference in plant physiology and in experimental transgenics and plants modified to specific aims. In the future, these advances will support production of plant varieties better suited to resist biotic and abiotic stresses. This book discusses how technology influences selection of plant varieties and plant breeding, selection of optimum agronomic traits, stress-resistant varieties, improvement of plant fitness, improving crop yield, and non-food applications in the bio-economy.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Woodhead Publishing Series in Biomedicine.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
List of Figures.
List of Tables.
About the Contributors.
1: Introduction.
2: From Plant Genomics to -Omics Technologies.
3: Plant microRNAs.
4: Epigenetic Control by Plant Polycomb Proteins: New Perspectives and Emerging Roles in Stress Response.
5: Metabolite Profiling for Plant Research.
6: The Uniqueness of Conifers.
7: Cryptochrome Genes Modulate Global Transcriptome of Tomato.
8: Genomics of Grapevine: from Genomics Research on Model Plants to Crops and from Science to Grapevine Breeding.
9: Grapevine Genomics and Phenotypic Diversity of Bud Sports, Varieties and Wild Relatives.
10: Peach Ripening Transcriptomics Unveils New and Unexpected Targets for the Improvement of Drupe Quality.
11: Application of Doubled Haploid Technology in Breeding of Brassica napus.
12: Plant Biodiversity and Biotechnology.
13: Natural Resveratrol Bioproduction.