OMICS: Applications in Biomedical, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences

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  • Covers almost all current and emerging omics applications in one volume
  • Explores omics in the biomedical, environmental, and agricultural fields
  • Discusses epigenomics, pharmacogenomics glycomics, spliceomics, metagenomics, toxicogenomics, environomics, and other cutting-edge areas
  • Draws on the work of active, expert researchers around the world
  • Includes extensive references to aid in further research
  • Contains an eight-page color insert and more than 95 black-and-white illustrations


With the advent of new technologies and acquired knowledge, the number of fields in omics and their applications in diverse areas are rapidly increasing in the postgenomics era. Such emerging fields—including pharmacogenomics, toxicogenomics, regulomics, spliceomics, metagenomics, and environomics—present budding solutions to combat global challenges in biomedicine, agriculture, and the environment. OMICS: Applications in Biomedical, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences provides valuable insights into the applications of modern omics technologies to real-world problems in the life sciences. Filling a gap in the literature, it offers a broad, multidisciplinary view of current and emerging applications of omics in a single volume.

Written by highly experienced active researchers, each chapter describes a particular area of omics and the associated technologies and applications. Topics covered include:

  • Proteomics, epigenomics, and pharmacogenomics
  • Toxicogenomics and the assessment of environmental pollutants
  • Applications of plant metabolomics
  • Nutrigenomics and its therapeutic applications
  • Microalgal omics and omics approaches in biofuel production
  • Next-generation sequencing and omics technology for transgenic plant analysis
  • Omics approaches in crop improvement
  • Engineering dark-operative chlorophyll synthesis
  • Computational regulomics
  • Omics techniques for the analysis of RNA splicing
  • New fields, including metagenomics, glycomics, and miRNA
  • Breast cancer biomarkers for early detection
  • Environomics strategies for environmental sustainability

This timely book explores a wide range of omics application areas in the biomedical, agricultural, and environmental sciences. Throughout, it highlights working solutions as well as open problems and future challenges. Demonstrating the diversity of omics, it introduces readers to state-of-the-art developments and trends in omics-driven research.

Table of Contents

The World of Omics and Applications in Biomedical Sciences

Proteomics: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges
Namasivayam Elangovan

Epigenome: Genomic Response to Environmental Eccentricities
Anjana Munshi, Srirama Krupanidhi, and Yog Raj Ahuja

Epigenomics: Basics and Applications
Jaspreet Kaur and Jyotdeep Kaur

Pharmacogenomics for Individualized Therapy
Eugenia Ch. Yiannakopoulou

Pharmacogenomic Knowledge to Support Personalized Medicine: The Current State
Casey Lynnette Overby and Houda Hachad

Toxicogenomics: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges
Indra Arulselvi Padikasan and Nancy Daliel

The World of Noncoding RNAs
Winnie Thomas, Qurratulain Hasan, Konagurtu Vaidyanath, and Yog Raj Ahuja

Spliceomics: The OMICS of RNA Splicing
Atmakuri Ramakrishna Rao, Tanmaya Kumar Sahu, and Nishtha Singh

Computational Regulomics: Information Theoretic Approaches toward Regulatory Network Inference
Vijender Chaitankar, Debmalya Barh, Vasco Azevedo, and Preetam Ghosh

Glycomics: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges
Veeraperumal Suresh, Chinnathambi Anbazhagan, and Dakshanamurthy Balasubramanyam

Breast Cancer Biomarkers
Rajneesh K. Gaur

Use of Protein Biomarkers for the Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Birendra Kumar, Purnmasi Ram Yadav, and Surender Singh

The World of Omics and Applications in Plant and Agricultural Sciences

Genomics, Proteomics and Metabolomics: Tools for Crop Improvement under Changing Climatic Scenarios
Hifzur Rahman, D.V.N. Sudheer Pamidimarri, Ramanathan Valarmathi, and Raveendran Muthurajan

Application of Next-Generation Sequencing for Abiotic Stress Tolerance
Tapan Kumar Mondal and Keita Sutoh

Next-Generation Sequencing and Assembly of Bacterial Genomes
Artur Silva, Rommel Ramos, Adriana Carneiro, Sintia Almeida, Vinicius De Abreu, Anderson Santos, Siomar Soares, Anne Pinto, Luis Guimarães, Eudes Barbosa, Paula Schneider, Vasudeo Zambare, Debmalya Barh, Anderson Miyoshi, and Vasco Azevedo

Towards Engineering Dark-Operative Chlorophyll Synthesis Pathways in Transgenic Plastids
Muhammad Sarwar Khan

Utilization of Omics Technology to Analyze Transgenic Plants
Marisela Rivera-Domínguez and Martín-Ernesto Tiznado-Hernández

Microalgal Omics and Their Applications
Shanmugam Hemaiswarya, Rathinam Raja, Ramanujam Ravikumar, Annamalai Yogesh Kumar, and Isabel S. Carvalho

Plant Metabolomics: Techniques, Applications, Trends, and Challenges
Shoaib Ahmad

Nutraceuticals: Applications in Biomedicine
Vellingiri Vadivel

Genomic Resources of Agriculturally Important Animals, Insects, and Pests
Sarika, Anu Sharma, Anil Rai, Mir Asif Iquebal, and Poonam Chilana

The World of Omics and Applications in Environmental Sciences

Applications of Molecular Spectroscopy in Environmental and Agricultural Omics
Daniel Cozzolino

Metagenomics: Techniques, Applications, and Challenges
Jyoti Vakhlu and Puja Gupta

Toxicogenomics in the Assessment of Environmental Pollutants
Luciana B. Crotti and Luis A. Espinoza

Omics Approaches in Biofuel Production for a Green Environment
Atul Grover, Patade Vikas Yadav, Maya Kumari, Sanjay Mohan Gupta, Mohommad Arif, and Zakwan Ahmed

Environomics: Omics for the Environment
Dinesh K. Yadav, Neelam Yadav, and Satyendra Mohan Paul Khurana


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