Genomics of Plant Genetic Resources, 1st Edition

  • Volume 1
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  • ISBN-10: 9400775725
  • ISBN-13: 9789400775725
  • DDC: 631.5233
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 710 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2014 | Published/Released May 2014
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2014

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Our lives and well being intimately depend on the exploitation of the plant genetic resources available to our breeding programs. Therefore, more extensive exploration and effective exploitation of plant genetic resources are essential prerequisites for the release of improved cultivars. Accordingly, the remarkable progress in genomics approaches and more recently in sequencing and bioinformatics offers unprecedented opportunities for mining germplasm collections, mapping and cloning loci of interest, identifying novel alleles and deploying them for breeding purposes. This book collects 48 highly interdisciplinary articles describing how genomics improves our capacity to characterize and harness natural and artificially induced variation in order to boost crop productivity and provide consumers with high-quality food. This book will be an invaluable reference for all those interested in managing, mining and harnessing the genetic richness of plant genetic resources.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Managing Genetic Resources.
2: Building a Global Plant Genetic Resources System.
3: Genomic Approaches and Intellectual Property Protection for Variety Release: A Perspective from the Private Sector.
4: The Use of Molecular Marker Data to Assist in the Determination of Essentially Derived Varieties.
5: Application of Molecular Markers in Spatial Analysis to Optimize In Situ Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources.
6: Historical and Prospective Applications of ‘Quantitative Genomics’ in Utilising Germplasm Resources.
7: Platforms and Approaches to Investigate Plant Genetic Resources.
8: High-throughput SNP Profiling of Genetic Resources in Crop Plants Using Genotyping Arrays.
9: Paleogenomics as a Guide for Traits Improvement.
10: Non-invasive Phenotyping Methodologies Enable the Accurate Characterization of Growth and Performance of Shoots and Roots.
11: Association Mapping of Genetic Resources: Achievements and Future Perspectives.
12: Exploiting Barley Genetic Resources for Genome Wide Association Scans (GWAS).
13: Production and Molecular Cytogenetic Identification of Wheat-Alien Hybrids and Introgression Lines.
14: Radiation Hybrids: A Valuable Tool for Genetic, Genomic and Functional Analysis of Plant Genomes.
15: FISHIS: A New Way in Chromosome Flow Sorting Makes Complex Genomes More Accessible.
16: Mining Genetic Resources via Ecotilling.
17: Genome Sequencing and Crop Domestication.
18: Next Generation Sequencing and Germplasm Resources.
19: Advances in Sequencing the Barley Genome.
20: The Wheat Black Jack: Advances Towards Sequencing the 21 Chromosomes of Bread Wheat.
21: Wheat Domestication: Key to Agricultural Revolutions Past and Future.
22: Molecular Evidence for Soybean Domestication.
23: Genomics of Origin, Domestication and Evolution of Phaseolus Vulgaris.
24: Mining Allelic Diversity.
25: Advances in Nicotiana Genetic and “Omics” Resources.
26: Mining SNPs and Linkage Analysis in Cynara Cardunculus.
27: Genetic Diversity Assessment in European Cynara Collections.
28: Analysis and Exploitation of Cereal Genomes with the Aid of Brachypodium.
29: Mining Natural Variation for Maize Improvement: Selection on Phenotypes and Genes.
30: Breeding Forest Trees by Genomic Selection: Current Progress and the Way Forward.
31: Genetic Diversity in the Grapevine Germplasm.