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.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.04(d)|
Table of Contents
Harnessing plant genetic diversity for enhancing crop production and its sustainability.- Genetics and genomics of flowering time regulation in sugar beet; S. Melzer.- Mining the genus Solanum for increasing disease resistance; J.H. Vossen.- Dissection of potato complex traits by linkage and association genetics as basis for developing molecular diagnostics in breeding programs; C. Gebhardt.- Introgression libraries with wild relatives of crops; S. Grandillo.- High-throughput phenomics tools for interactions of barley with fungal pathogens; D. Douchkov.- Genomics of low-temperature tolerance for an increased sustainability of wheat and barley production; N. Pecchioni.- Bridging conventional breeding and genomics for a more sustainable wheat production; S. Baenziger.- Genetic Dissection of Aluminium Tolerance in the Triticeae; H. Raman.- Maintaining Food Value of Wild Rice (Zizania palustris L.) Using Comparative Genomics; A.L. Kahler.- Genomics-assisted crop improvement for food security.- Genomics-assisted allele mining and its integration into rice breeding; T. Yamamoto.- New insights arising from genomics for enhancing rice resistance against the blast fungus; E. Ballini.- Enhancing abiotic stress tolerance in plants by modulating properties of stress responsive transcription factors; M. Hrmova.- The Borlaug Global Rust Initiative: Reducing the genetic vulnerability of wheat to rust; S. Davidson Evanega.- Genomes, chromosomes and genes of the wheatgrass genus Thinopyrum: the value of their transfer into wheat for gains in cytogenomic knowledge and sustainable breeding; C. Ceoloni.- Identification and implementation of resistance: Genomics-assisted use of genetic resources for breeding against powdery mildew and Stagonospora nodorum blotch in wheat; L.L. Selter.- G6nomics-assised crop improvement for nutritional quality.- Breeding for apple (Malus × domestica Borkh.) fruit quality traits in the genomics era; S. Kumar.- Enhancing nutritional quality in crops via genomics approaches; M.S. Andersson.- N. Genomics of mineral nutrient biofortification: calcium, iron and zinc; O.A. Hoekenga.- Optimising the content and composition of dietary fibre in wheat grain for end-use quality; P.R. Shewry.- TILLING for improved starch composition in wheat; S. Sestili.- Molecular Breeding for Quality Protein Maize (QPM); R. Babu. Index.