Seed Genomics

Seed Genomics

by Philip W. Becraft
     
 

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Seeds are essential to both agricultural practices and human and animal nutrition, as a source of proteins, oils, starches, and nutrients. Advancing genomic technologies have provided researchers with new insights into the fundamental biology of seed development. Seed Genomics looks at the biological advances being made and the impact of these discoveries on

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Seeds are essential to both agricultural practices and human and animal nutrition, as a source of proteins, oils, starches, and nutrients. Advancing genomic technologies have provided researchers with new insights into the fundamental biology of seed development. Seed Genomics looks at the biological advances being made and the impact of these discoveries on crop biotechnology, breeding, and improvement strategies.

Seed Genomics looks at the application of genomic analyses to various aspects of seed research and improvement. The book opens with an historical perspective on the field. Subsequent chapters look at the impact of genomic advances on understanding the fundamental biology of seed development. The following chapters look at seed components such as proteins, oils, starch and fiber, and the genomic basis of these properties in seed crops. The closing chapters then explore genomic approaches informing strategies for seed crop improvement.

Providing a broad-ranging look at genomic advances in fundamental and applied aspects of seed biology, Seed Genomics will be an essential resource for seed biologists, crop scientists, crop geneticists and others working in allied fields.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470960158
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/25/2013
Pages:
276
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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