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Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding. Volume 2 – Improvement for Abiotic Stress, Quality and Yield Improvement

  • ID: 2638632
  • Book
  • December 2013
  • 260 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Genomics research has revolutionized the field of crop science. Researchers have mapped the genomes of many key crops and the genetic information unlocked by these efforts has now matured to the point where they can be routinely applied to breeding efforts. Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding spans two volumes that focus, separately and together, on efforts of translating these findings into improved cultivars and populations.

Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress, Yield and Quality focuses on issues of abiotic stressors, such as soil conditions, water availability and temperature, as well as efforts to improve overall nutritional quality and yield of key crops. Genomic technologies show great promise to increasing yields and nutritional value of crops in unfavorable environments. This volume reviews the latest advances and future directions in applying genomic–assisted breeding technologies to improving key food crops.

Comprehensively reviewing a rapidly advancing field, Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress, Yield, and Quality is an essential reference for anyone working in the fields of crop breeding, genetics and improvement.

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Foreword vii

Preface ix

Chapter 1 Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Yield, and Quality, An Introduction 1
Rajeev K. Varshney and Roberto Tuberosa

Chapter 2 Applying Genomics Tools for Breeding Submergence Tolerance in Rice 9
Endang M. Septiningsih, Bertrand C. Y. Collard, Sigrid Heuer, Julia Bailey–Serres, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, and David J. Mackill

Chapter 3 Genomics Applications to Salinity Tolerance Breeding in Rice 31
J. Damien Platten, Michael J. Thomson, and Abdelbagi M. Ismail

Chapter 4 Marker–Assisted Introgression of Major QTLs for Grain Yield Under Drought in Rice 47
Arvind Kumar, Shalabh Dixit, and Amelia Henry

Chapter 5 Molecular Breeding for Phosphorus–efficient Rice 65
Sigrid Heuer, J.H. Chin, R. Gamuyao, S.M. Haefele, and M. Wissuwa

Chapter 6 Aluminum Tolerance in Sorghum and Maize 83
Jurandir V. Magalhaes, Lyza G. Maron, Miguel A. Pi neros, Claudia T. Guimar aes, and Leon V. Kochian

Chapter 7 Freezing Tolerance in the Triticeae 99
Galiba Gabor, Eric J. Stockinger, Enrico Francia, Justyna Milc, Gabor Kocsy, and Nicola Pecchioni

Chapter 8 Molecular Breeding for Stay–Green: Progress and Challenges in Sorghum 125
Vincent Vadez, Santosh Deshpande, Jana Kholova, Punna Ramu, and C. Tom Hash

Chapter 9 Genetic Improvement of Grain Quality in Japonica Rice 143
Kiyosumi Hori and Masahiro Yano

Chapter 10 Biofortified Maize A Genetic Avenue for Nutritional Security 161
Raman Babu, Natalia Palacios, and BM Prasanna

Chapter 11 Marker–Assisted Backcrossing Selection for High O/L Ratio in Cultivated Peanut 177
Padmalatha Koilkonda, Chikara Kuwata, Masanobu Fukami, Kenta Shirasawa, Koh Aoki, Satoshi Tabata, Makoto Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Kiyoshima, Shigeru Suzuki, Shigemi Sasamoto, Atsushi Kurabayashi, Hisano Tsuruoka,
Tsuyuko Wada, and Sachiko Isobe

Chapter 12 Genomics–Assisted Breeding for Tomato Fruit Quality in the Next–Generation Omics Age 193
Matthew P. Kinkade and Majid R. Foolad

Chapter 13 Improvement of Yield per se in Sugarcane 211
M. Gouy, S. Nibouche, J.Y. Hoarau, and L. Costet

Appendix I Contributors 239

Appendix II Reviewers 243

Index 245

Color plate section can be found between pages 82 and 83.

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Rajeev Varshney
Roberto Tuberosa
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