Plant Functional Genomics

1st Edition

Dario Leister

CRC Press
Published December 28, 2004
Reference - 692 Pages
ISBN 9781560229995 - CAT# HW14698

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Summary

Discover cutting-edge knowledge for engineering a more productive and environment-friendly agriculture!

In Plant Functional Genomics, you’ll find a cross-section of state-of-the-art research on the biological function of plant genes and how they work together in health and disease. World-leading scientists in the field present breakthrough techniques, discuss the results of projects aimed at dissecting particular plant functions, and provide an overview on the state of functional genomics for several plant and plant-related species. With figures, tables, and illustrations, this book will help scientists, researchers, and advanced students in botany find new ways of creating novel plant forms to better serve the needs of a rapidly expanding human population.

Plant Functional Genomics will increase your understanding of gene networks and systems rules, as well as gene expression during specific conditions or development or treatments. This important resource contains a wealth of data generated by various plant genome sequencing projects, including the newest results from experiments with Arabidopsis thaliana—the first plant to be completely sequenced. This book also contains innovative research on:
  • T-DNA mutagenesis
  • transcriptomics and metabolic profiling in plants
  • large-scale yeast two-hybrid analyses
  • the exceptional model system of Chlamydomonas genomics
  • functional genomics in rice, maize, and Physcomitrella
  • prospects for functional genomics in a new model grass
  • chloroplast and plant mitochondrial proteomics
  • plant transporters
  • so much more
Plant Functional Genomics will help speed up the identification and isolation of genes that might be of interest with respect to diverse biological questions. This valuable contribution to the field clarifies the challenges yet to be faced and the opportunities that could some day expand the frontiers of plant sciences.

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