Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize

Ramakrishna Wusirika, Martin Bohn, Jinsheng Lai, Chittaranjan Kole

August 5, 2014 by CRC Press
Reference - 310 Pages - 10 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781482228120 - CAT# K22572
Series: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants


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  • Highlights recent advances and future directions in diverse areas of maize research
  • Innovative articles providing novel insights by experienced researchers
  • Examines state of the art technologies used in breeding, genetics, and genomics


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. The use of maize in biofuels, phytoremediation and pharmaceuticals is also highlighted. Current research trends, future research directions and challenges are discussed by a panel of experts from all over the world.


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