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Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding, 2 Volume Set

Rajeev Varshney



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John Wiley & Sons Inc
21 December 2013
The Genomics Applications in Crop Improvement two volume set brings together a diverse field of international experts in plant breeding genomics to share their experiences in the field, from success stories to lessons learnt. In recent years advances in genetics and genomics have greatly enhanced our understanding of the structural and functional aspects of plant genomes. Several novel genetic and genomics approaches such as association genetics, advanced back-cross QTL analysis, allele mining, comparative and functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, etc. offer unprecedented opportunities to examine crop genetic variation and utilize this variability for breeding purposes. Enhancing the prediction of the phenotype from a genotype using genomics tools is referred to as 'genomics-assisted breeding'. To date, genomics-assisted breeding has shown its potential for crop improvement in several crops, however these successes have been largely restricted to temperate cereal and legume crops, and others such as Eucalyptus, sugarcane, tomato and other vegetables crops. Moreover, while success stories are available for improving resistance to biotic stresses, only a few examples are available on development of superior lines for abiotic stresses. These volumes will allow researchers the tools to begin to apply these technologies more broadly and will hopefully lead to lasting improvements in a wide variety of economically important crops.

Volume One, Biotic Stress, focuses on genomic-assisted advances for improving economically important crops against biotic stressors, such as viruses, fungi, nematodes, and bacteria. Looking at key advances in crops such as rice, barley, wheat, and potato amongst others.

Volume Two, Abiotic Stress, Quality and Yield Improvement, focuses on advances improving crop resistance to abiotic stresses such as extreme heat, drought, flooding as well as advances made in quality and yield improvement. Chapters examine advances in such key crops as rice, maize, and sugarcane, among others.

Two volumes covering important topics in crop genomics and applying that information to breeding improved varieties of economically important crops Volumes cover improving resistance to abiotic and biotic stressors as well as breeding efforts to improve yield and quality Includes chapters on current challenges for plant breeders such as fusarium disease in wheat and cyst nematodes in soybean crops Organized by crop, with chapters covering a variety of topics for each including disease resistance, drought tolerance, salinity tolerance and overall improvement of yield Written by an international team of experts This book is intended for crop science researchers, plant biologists, geneticists, physiologists, cellular and molecular biologists, and advanced students in related fields will also find this set useful.
By:   Rajeev Varshney
Imprint:   John Wiley & Sons Inc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 251mm,  Width: 194mm,  Spine: 36mm
Weight:   1.648kg
ISBN:   9781118760246
ISBN 10:   1118760247
Pages:   926
Publication Date:   21 December 2013
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Volume 1 - Biotic Stress Foreword vii Preface ix Chapter 1 Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance: An Introduction 1 Rajeev K. Varshney and Roberto Tuberosa Chapter 2 Bacterial Blight Resistance in Rice 11 Yanjun Kou and Shiping Wang Chapter 3 The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize 31 Tiffany Jamann, Rebecca Nelson, and Peter Balint-Kurti Chapter 4 Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Wheat 45 Hermann Buerstmayr, Maria Buerstmayr, Wolfgang Schweiger, and Barbara Steiner Chapter 5 Virus Resistance in Barley 63 Frank Ordon and Dragan Perovic Chapter 6 Molecular Breeding for Striga Resistance in Sorghum 77 Santosh P. Deshpande, Abdalla Mohamed, and Charles Thomas Hash, Jr. Chapter 7 Nematode Resistance in Soybean 95 Tri D. Vuong, Yongqing Jiao, J. Grover Shannon, and Henry T. Nguyen Chapter 8 Marker-Assisted Selection for Biotic Stress Resistance in Peanut 125 Mark D. Burow, Soraya C. M. Leal-Bertioli, Charles E. Simpson, Peggy Ozias-Akins, Ye Chu, Nicholas N. Denwar, Jennifer Chagoya, James L. Starr, Marcio C. Moretzsohn, Manish K. Pandey, Rajeev K.Varshney, C. Corley Holbrook, and David J. Bertioli Chapter 9 Organization of Genes Conferring Resistance to Anthracnose in Common Bean 151 Juan Jose Ferreira, Ana Campa, and James D. Kelly Chapter 10 Enabling Tools for Modern Breeding of Cowpea for Biotic Stress Resistance 183 Bao-Lam Huynh, Jeffrey D. Ehlers, Timothy J. Close, Ndiaga Cisse, Issa Drabo, Ousmane Boukar, Mitchell R. Lucas, Steve Wanamaker, Marti Pottorff, and Philip A. Roberts Chapter 11 Disease Resistance in Chickpea 201 Teresa Millan, Eva Madrid, Muhammad Imtiaz, Mohamed Kharrat, and Weidong Chen Chapter 12 Resistance to Late Blight in Potato 221 Jadwiga Sliwka and Ewa Zimnoch-Guzowska Chapter 13 Late Blight of Tomato 241 Marcin Nowicki, Elyzbieta U. Kozik, and Majid R. Foolad Chapter 14 Marker-Assisted Selection for Disease Resistance in Lettuce 267 I. Simko Chapter 15 Marker-Assisted Breeding for Cassava Mosaic Disease Resistance 291 E. Okogbenin, I. Moreno, J. Tomkins, C.M. Fauquet, G. Mkamilo, and M. Fregene Chapter 16 Genetics and Gene Mapping of Disease Resistance in Brassica 327 Genyi Li and Peter B.E. McVetty Appendix I ? Contributors 345 Appendix II ? Reviewers 351 Index 353 Color plate section can be found between pages 182 and 183. Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Volume 2 - Improvement for Abiotic Stress, Quality and Yield Improvement Foreword vii Preface ix Chapter 1 Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Yield, and Quality, An Introduction 1 Rajeev K. Varshney and Roberto Tuberosa Chapter 2 Applying Genomics Tools for Breeding Submergence Tolerance in Rice 9 Endang M. Septiningsih, Bertrand C. Y. Collard, Sigrid Heuer, Julia Bailey-Serres, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, and David J. Mackill Chapter 3 Genomics Applications to Salinity Tolerance Breeding in Rice 31 J. Damien Platten, Michael J. Thomson, and Abdelbagi M. Ismail Chapter 4 Marker-Assisted Introgression of Major QTLs for Grain Yield Under Drought in Rice 47 Arvind Kumar, Shalabh Dixit, and Amelia Henry Chapter 5 Molecular Breeding for Phosphorus-efficient Rice 65 Sigrid Heuer, J.H. Chin, R. Gamuyao, S.M. Haefele, and M. Wissuwa Chapter 6 Aluminum Tolerance in Sorghum and Maize 83 Jurandir V. Magalhaes, Lyza G. Maron, Miguel A. Pi?neros, Claudia T. Guimar?aes, and Leon V. Kochian Chapter 7 Freezing Tolerance in the Triticeae 99 Galiba Gabor, Eric J. Stockinger, Enrico Francia, Justyna Milc, Gabor Kocsy, and Nicola Pecchioni Chapter 8 Molecular Breeding for Stay-Green: Progress and Challenges in Sorghum 125 Vincent Vadez, Santosh Deshpande, Jana Kholova, Punna Ramu, and C. Tom Hash Chapter 9 Genetic Improvement of Grain Quality in Japonica Rice 143 Kiyosumi Hori and Masahiro Yano Chapter 10 Biofortified Maize ? A Genetic Avenue for Nutritional Security 161 Raman Babu, Natalia Palacios, and BM Prasanna Chapter 11 Marker-Assisted Backcrossing Selection for High O/L Ratio in Cultivated Peanut 177 Padmalatha Koilkonda, Chikara Kuwata, Masanobu Fukami, Kenta Shirasawa, Koh Aoki, Satoshi Tabata, Makoto Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Kiyoshima, Shigeru Suzuki, Shigemi Sasamoto, Atsushi Kurabayashi, Hisano Tsuruoka, Tsuyuko Wada, and Sachiko Isobe Chapter 12 Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Tomato Fruit Quality in the Next-Generation Omics Age 193 Matthew P. Kinkade and Majid R. Foolad Chapter 13 Improvement of Yield per se in Sugarcane 211 M. Gouy, S. Nibouche, J.Y. Hoarau, and L. Costet Appendix I ? Contributors 239 Appendix II ? Reviewers 243 Index 245 Color plate section can be found between pages 82 and 83.

Rajeev Varshney is a Principal Scientist for the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in India, as well as a Theme Leader for the CGIAR Generation >Challenge Program in Mexico. Dr. Varshney has published hundreds of research articles and co-edited five previous works on genomics and crop improvement.?Dr. Varshney is also an adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia. Roberto Tuberosa is a professor at the University of Bologna, Italy, where he teaches courses on plant genetic resources and biotechnology, biotechnology applied to plant breeding, and agricultural genetics. Dr. Tuberosa is also active in the cereal crop research community and has published extensively on topics related to barley, maize and wheat, and he serves on the editorial boards for Plant Breeding, Plant Biotechnology Journal and Plant Genetic Resources characterization andutilization.

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