The Genetics, Genomics & Breeding of Crop Plants series comprehensively covers the basic and advanced concepts, strategies, tools, and achievements of genetics, genomics and breeding of crops. Each volume in the series is dedicated to an individual crop or crop group.
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato
Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Soybean
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sunflower
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Eucalypts
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peanuts
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Forage Crops
Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas
Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cucurbits
James M. Bradeen, Chittaranjan Kole
September 12, 2017
In this volume, world leaders in potato research review historical and contemporary discoveries resulting in a range of advances. Topics include nutritional quality, yield, disease and insect resistance, processing, plant growth and development, and other aspects. The book also examines research...
Kristin Bilyeu, Milind B. Ratnaparkhe, Chittaranjan Kole
September 12, 2017
The soybean is an economically important leguminous seed crop for feed and food products that is rich in seed protein (about 40 percent) and oil (about 20 percent); it enriches the soil by fixing nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria. Soybean was domesticated in northeastern China about 2500 BC and...
Jinguo Hu, Gerald Seiler, C. Kole
June 07, 2017
The sunflower has fascinated mankind for centuries. The oilseed sunflower contributes approximately ten percent of the world’s plant-derived edible oil and the confection type sunflower holds a considerable share of the directly consumed snacks market. In addition, sunflower is also grown as...
Ramakrishna Wusirika, Martin Bohn, Jinsheng Lai, Chittaranjan Kole
August 05, 2014
Sequencing of the maize genome has opened up new opportunities in maize breeding, genetics and genomics research. This book highlights modern trends in development of hybrids, analysis of genetic diversity, molecular breeding, comparative and functional genomics, epigenomicsand proteomics in maize....
Yi-Hong Wang, Hari D. Upadhyaya, Chittaranjan Kole
July 08, 2014
Sorghum is one of the hardiest crop plants in modern agriculture and also one of the most versatile. Its seeds provide calorie for food and feed, stalks for building and industrial materials and its juice for syrup. This book provides an in-depth review of the cutting-edge knowledge in sorghum...
Robert J. Henry
July 08, 2014
Eucalypts are used for the production of paper products, firewood, charcoal, potential feedstocks for bioenergy and biomaterials, as ornamentals and landscape trees, and in land rehabilitation. Eucalypt breeding is at an early stage with many plantings being only at the first stages of...
Nalini Mallikarjuna, Rajeev K. Varshney
May 15, 2014
Peanut, an amphidiploid, is an important food and oil crop and has an interesting evolutionary history. This book provides a glimpse of the advances in genetic resources and genomics research of peanut made during the last decade. It contains an overview of germplasm, advances in genetic and...
Hongwei Cai, Toshihiko Yamada, Chittaranjan Kole
December 07, 2013
Forage crops include several species of grasses and legumes that are widely used as animal fodder in the form of hay, pasturage and silage, as well as for turf and erosion control. Some forage grasses are also being considered for bio-energy generation. In this book leading researchers review the...
Michael Pillay, George Ude, Chittaranjan Kole
March 07, 2012
Musa is one of three genera in the family of Musaceae. Over 50 species of Musa exist, including bananas and plantains. This book assembles the latest information on the genomic research of this genus. A group of leading experts in Musa genetics, genomics, and breeding provide basic as well as...
Yi-Hong Wang, T. K. Behera, Chittaranjan Kole
November 11, 2011
The last two decades has been the most exciting period in cucurbit genetic, genomic, and breeding research especially for cucumber, melon, and watermelon. In addition, cucumber became the first cucurbit to be sequenced, after other field crops such as rice, sorghum, soybean, and maize. In thirteen...
Marcelino Perez de la Vega, Ana Maria Torres, Jose Ignacio Cubero, Chittaranjan Kole
September 26, 2011
Cool season grain legumes including pea, faba bean, lentil, chickpea, and grass pea are extensively grown in many parts of the world. They are a primary source of proteins in human diet. This volume deals with the most recent advances in genetics, genomics, and breeding of these crops. The "state...
Dave Edwards, Jacqueline Batley, Isobel Parkin, Chittaranjan Kole
September 13, 2011
The book describes the history of Brassica oilseed crops, introduces the Brassica genome, its evolution, diversity, classical genetic studies, and breeding. It also delves into molecular genetic linkage and physical maps, progress with genome sequencing initiatives, mutagenesis approaches for trait...