In recent years advances in genetics and genomics have greatly enhanced our understanding of the structural and functional aspects of plant genomes. Several novel genetic and genomics approaches such as association genetics, advanced back–cross QTL analysis, allele mining, comparative and functional genomics, transcriptomics, proteomics, etc. offer unprecedented opportunities to examine crop genetic variation and utilize this variability for breeding purposes. Enhancing the prediction of the phenotype from a genotype using genomics tools is referred to as ′genomics–assisted breeding′. To date, genomics–assisted breeding has shown its potential for crop improvement in several crops, however these successes have been largely restricted to temperate cereal and legume crops, and others such as Eucalyptus, sugarcane, tomato and other vegetables crops. Moreover, while success stories are available for improving resistance to biotic stresses, only a few examples are available on development of superior lines for abiotic stresses. These volumes will allow researchers the tools to begin to apply these technologies more broadly and will hopefully lead to lasting improvements in a wide variety of economically important crops.
Volume One, Biotic Stress, focuses on genomic–assisted advances for improving economically important crops against biotic stressors, such as viruses, fungi, nematodes, and bacteria. Looking at key advances in crops such as rice, barley, wheat, and potato amongst others.
Volume Two, Abiotic Stress, Quality and Yield Improvement, focuses on advances improving crop resistance to abiotic stresses such as extreme heat, drought, flooding as well as advances made in quality and yield improvement. Chapters examine advances in such key crops as rice, maize, and sugarcane, among others.
- Two volumes covering important topics in crop genomics and applying that
information to breeding improved varieties of economically important crops
- Volumes cover improving resistance to abiotic and biotic stressors as well as breeding
efforts to improve yield and quality
- Includes chapters on current challenges for plant breeders such as fusarium disease in wheat and cyst nematodes in soybean crops
- Organized by crop, with chapters covering a variety of topics for each including disease resistance, drought tolerance, salinity tolerance and overall improvement of yield
- Written by an international team of experts
This book is intended for crop science researchers, plant biologists, geneticists, physiologists, cellular and molecular biologists, and advanced students in related fields will also find this set useful.
Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Volume 1 – Biotic Stress
Chapter 1 Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance: An Introduction 1Rajeev K. Varshney and Roberto Tuberosa
Chapter 2 Bacterial Blight Resistance in Rice 11Yanjun Kou and Shiping Wang
Chapter 3 The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize 31Tiffany Jamann, Rebecca Nelson, and Peter Balint–Kurti
Chapter 4 Genomics–Assisted Breeding for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Wheat 45Hermann Buerstmayr, Maria Buerstmayr, Wolfgang Schweiger, and Barbara Steiner
Chapter 5 Virus Resistance in Barley 63Frank Ordon and Dragan Perovic
Chapter 6 Molecular Breeding for Striga Resistance in Sorghum 77Santosh P. Deshpande, Abdalla Mohamed, and Charles Thomas Hash, Jr.
Chapter 7 Nematode Resistance in Soybean 95Tri D. Vuong, Yongqing Jiao, J. Grover Shannon, and Henry T. Nguyen
Chapter 8 Marker–Assisted Selection for Biotic Stress Resistance in Peanut 125Mark D. Burow, Soraya C. M. Leal–Bertioli, Charles E. Simpson, Peggy Ozias–Akins, Ye Chu, Nicholas N. Denwar, Jennifer Chagoya, James L. Starr, M´arcio C. Moretzsohn, Manish K. Pandey, Rajeev K.Varshney, C. Corley Holbrook, and David J. Bertioli
Chapter 9 Organization of Genes Conferring Resistance to Anthracnose in Common Bean 151Juan Jose Ferreira, Ana Campa, and James D. Kelly
Chapter 10 Enabling Tools for Modern Breeding of Cowpea for Biotic Stress Resistance 183Bao–Lam Huynh, Jeffrey D. Ehlers, Timothy J. Close, Ndiaga Cisse, Issa Drabo, Ousmane Boukar, Mitchell R. Lucas, Steve Wanamaker, Marti Pottorff, and Philip A. Roberts
Chapter 11 Disease Resistance in Chickpea 201Teresa Mill´an, Eva Madrid, Muhammad Imtiaz, Mohamed Kharrat, and Weidong Chen
Chapter 12 Resistance to Late Blight in Potato 221Jadwiga Sliwka and Ewa Zimnoch–Guzowska
Chapter 13 Late Blight of Tomato 241Marcin Nowicki, Elÿzbieta U. Kozik, and Majid R. Foolad
Chapter 14 Marker–Assisted Selection for Disease Resistance in Lettuce 267I. Simko
Chapter 15 Marker–Assisted Breeding for Cassava Mosaic Disease Resistance 291E. Okogbenin, I. Moreno, J. Tomkins, C.M. Fauquet, G. Mkamilo, and M. Fregene
Chapter 16 Genetics and Gene Mapping of Disease Resistance in Brassica 327Genyi Li and Peter B.E. McVetty
Appendix I Contributors 345
Appendix II Reviewers 351
Color plate section can be found between pages 182 and 183.
Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Volume 2 – Improvement for Abiotic Stress, Quality and Yield Improvement
Chapter 1 Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Yield, and Quality, An Introduction 1Rajeev K. Varshney and Roberto Tuberosa
Chapter 2 Applying Genomics Tools for Breeding Submergence Tolerance in Rice 9Endang 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 31J. Damien Platten, Michael J. Thomson, and Abdelbagi M. Ismail
Chapter 4 Marker–Assisted Introgression of Major QTLs for Grain Yield Under Drought in Rice 47Arvind Kumar, Shalabh Dixit, and Amelia Henry
Chapter 5 Molecular Breeding for Phosphorus–efficient Rice 65Sigrid Heuer, J.H. Chin, R. Gamuyao, S.M. Haefele, and M. Wissuwa
Chapter 6 Aluminum Tolerance in Sorghum and Maize 83Jurandir V. Magalhaes, Lyza G. Maron, Miguel A. Pi neros, Claudia T. Guimar aes, and Leon V. Kochian
Chapter 7 Freezing Tolerance in the Triticeae 99Galiba 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 125Vincent Vadez, Santosh Deshpande, Jana Kholova, Punna Ramu, and C. Tom Hash
Chapter 9 Genetic Improvement of Grain Quality in Japonica Rice 143Kiyosumi Hori and Masahiro Yano
Chapter 10 Biofortified Maize A Genetic Avenue for Nutritional Security 161Raman Babu, Natalia Palacios, and BM Prasanna
Chapter 11 Marker–Assisted Backcrossing Selection for High O/L Ratio in Cultivated Peanut 177Padmalatha 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 193Matthew P. Kinkade and Majid R. Foolad
Chapter 13 Improvement of Yield per se in Sugarcane 211M. 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.