Genetics and Genomics of Populus / Edition 1

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$215.06
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $176.17
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 44%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (5) from $176.17   
  • New (4) from $176.17   
  • Used (1) from $309.91   

Overview

Trees are truly amazing! Woody species underpin vital terrestrial ecosystems, present a complex array of evolutionary novelties, and provide essential benefits and commodities. Trees play a key role in the major biogeochemical cycles, including water, oxygen, and nitrogen. Notably, forests are second only to oceans in the biological sequestration of carbon, and forests are recognized for their vital role in regulating the concentration of the greenhouse gas, CO2. At the same time, forests are threatened by land clearing for development and agriculture, introduced pathogens and insects, and by climate change.

A fundamental need encompassing all of these scientific, economic, and management issues is a better understanding of the basic biology of forest trees. As the power of genetic model systems for biological research became increasingly obvious, the need for a good tree model system grew. Gradually, Populus-a genus consisting of over 30 species with a wide geographic distribution-developed into the prime model system for tree research. With the advent of Populus as a full-fleshed model system for plant genetic and genomics, tools are now available for plant researchers to explore these fascinating aspects of tree biology.

Genetics and Genomics of Populus provides an indepth description of the genetic and genomic tools and approaches for Populus, examines the biology that has been elucidated using genomics, and looks to the future of this unique model plant. This volume is designed to serve both experienced Populus researchers and newcomers to the field. Contributors to the volume are a blend of researchers, some who have spent most of their research career on Populus and others that have moved to Populus from other model systems. Research on Populus forms a useful complement to research on Arabidopsis. In fact, many plant species found in nature are-in terms of the life history and genetics-more similar to Populus than to Arabidopsis. Thus, the genetic and genomic strategies and tools developed by the Populus community, and showcased in this volume, will hopefully provide inspiration for researchers working in other, less well developed, systems.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

Meet the Author

Stefan Jansson is Professor at Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Plant Physiology, Umeå University. He was the European coordinator during the Populus genome sequencing initiative, and has a research focus on natural variation and autumn senescence.

Andrew T. Groover studies the developmental biology of forest trees, with a primary focus on secondary growth and wood formation. He is a Geneticist and Director of the Institute of Forest Genetics, US Forest Service, in Davis California.

Rishikesh P. Bhalarao is Professor at Umeå Plant Science Centre, Department of Forest Genetics and Plant Physiology, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. His primary research interests are auxin signaling and seasonal activity/dormancy transitions of the cambium.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Part I Overview and an Introduction to the Biology of Populus

Why and How Populus Became a "Model Tree" Brian Ellis Stefan Jansson Steven H. Strauss Gerald A. Tuskan 3

Salient Biological Features, Systematics, and Genetic Variation of Populus Gancho T. Slavov Peter Zhelev 15

Growth and Physiology Sophie Y. Dillen Stewart B. Rood Reinhart Ceulemans 39

Part II Populus Genetics and Genomics

The Populus Genome and Comparative Genomics Carl J. Douglas Stephen P. DiFazio 67

Nucleotide Polymorphism, Linkage Disequilibrium and Complex Trait Dissection in Populus Pär K. Ingvarson 91

Transformation as a Tool for Genetic Analysis in Populus Victor B. Busov Steven H. Strauss Gilles Pilate 113

Populus Resources and Bioinformatics Nathaniel R. Street Chung-Jui Tsai 135

Part III Genetics and Genomics of Key Populus Traits

Reproductive Development in Populus Amy M. Brunner 155

Perennial Life Style of Populus: Dormancy Cycling and Overwintering Päivi L.H. Rinne Annikki Welling Chris van der Schoot 171

Wood Formation in Populus Andrew T. Groover Kaisa Nieminen Ykä Helariutta Shawn D. Mansfield 201

Populus Responses to Abiotic Stress Urs Fischer Andrea Polle 225

Defense and Nutrient Mutualisms in Populus George Newcombe Francis Martin Annegret Kohler 247

The Impact of Genomics on Advances in Herbivore Defense and Secondary Metabolism in Populus C. Peter Constabel Richard L. Lindroth 279

Part IV Populus for the Future

Populus Breeding: From the Classical to the Genomic Approach Brian J. Stanton David B. Neale Shanwen Li 309

Conservation Genomics Elena Hidalgo Santiago C. González-Martínez Christian Lexer Berthold Heinze 349

Index 369

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)