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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants


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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.

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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Soybean

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Soybean

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sunflower

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sunflower

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize

1st Edition

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....

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sorghum

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Eucalypts

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Eucalypts

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peanuts

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peanuts

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Forage Crops

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Forage Crops

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cucurbits

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cucurbits

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cool Season Grain Legumes

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Cool Season Grain Legumes

1st Edition

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...

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas

1st Edition

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...

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