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