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Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding, 2 Volume Set

Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding, 2 Volume Set

Rajeev Varshney

ISBN: 978-1-118-76024-6

Dec 2013, Wiley-Blackwell

605 pages

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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.

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, M´arcio 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 Mill´an, 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, Elÿzbieta 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.