Genetics and Genomics of Rosaceae / Edition 1by Kevin M. Folta
Pub. Date: 05/07/2009
Publisher: Springer New York
The Rosaceae Family is represented by approximately 3,000 species of diverse plants, primarily confined to temperate climates. The family has a rich variety of architectural forms and contains herbaceous, tree and shrub species. Many family members are readily recognizable because of their edible seasonal fruits that are prized for their uniqueavors, colors… See more details below
The Rosaceae Family is represented by approximately 3,000 species of diverse plants, primarily confined to temperate climates. The family has a rich variety of architectural forms and contains herbaceous, tree and shrub species. Many family members are readily recognizable because of their edible seasonal fruits that are prized for their uniqueavors, colors and nutritious properties (e.g. apple, str- berry, raspberry, pear, cherry, plum, apricot, pear), as well as familiar ornamentals (e.g. roses) and nuts (e.g. almonds). Today’s rosaceous cultivars have been derived from centuries of careful sel- tion and breeding, using a palette of some of evolution’s most curious creations. The careful sculpting that has transformed the germplasm was not trivial, as several of the most coveted fruit species maintain complicated genomes—in some cases among the most complex of cultivated plants (e.g. strawberry). Other species in the family are represented by large perennial tree crops that exhibit substantial juven- ity phases, posing a barrier to standard breeding and genetic analyses. Yet, today’s superiorcultivarsfeaturerobustgrowth,substantialyieldsandresistanceommon biotic and abiotic stresses; traits fostered by human intervention. When the hurdles to efficient cultivation, breeding and selection are considered, the quality and qu- tity of rosaceous plant products derived from traditional breeding techniques is little short of amazing.
- Springer New York
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- Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models Series, #6
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- 6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)
Table of Contents
Rosaceae: Taxonomy, Economic Importance, Genomics.- Rosaceae: Taxonomy, Economic Importance, Genomics.- Genomics Approaches to Crop Improvement in the Rosaceae.- Genomics Opportunities, New Crops and New Products.- Apples: (Chapters 4 – 7).- to Apple (Malus × domestica).- Apple Structural Genomics.- Apple Functional Genomics.- Apple Transformation and Translational Genomics.- Pear Genomic.- Pear Genomics.- Genomics of Almond.- Peach (Chapters 10 – 13).- An Introduction to Peach (Prunus persica).- Peach Structural Genomics.- Functional Genomics in Peach.- Genetic Engineering of Plum (Prunus domestica L.) for Plant Improvement and Genomics Research in Rosaceae.- Sweet and Sour Cherries: Linkage Maps, QTL Detection and Marker Assisted Selection.- Sweet and Sour Cherries: Linkage Maps, QTL Detection and Marker Assisted Selection.- Genomics-Based Opportunities in Apricot.- Rose (Chapters 16 – 19).- to Rosa.- Rose Structural Genomics.- Functional Genomics in Rose.- Genetic Engineering and Tissue Culture of Roses.- Strawberry (Chapters 20 – 23).- Strawberry Genomics: Botanical History, Cultivation, Traditional Breeding, and New Technologies.- Strawberry (Fragaria spp.) Structural Genomics.- Functional Molecular Biology Research in Fragaria.- GMO Strawberry: Methods, Risk and Benefits.- Raspberries and Blackberries: The Genomics of Rubus.- Raspberries and Blackberries: The Genomics of Rubus.- Loquat (Eriobotrya Lindl.).- Genomics Tools Across Rosaceae Species.- Application of Genetic Markers in Rosaceous Crops.- Rosaceaous Genome Sequencing: Perspectives and Progress.
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