Agricultural genomics, popularly called as Agri-Genomics, has emerged as the most frontier field in life sciences since the beginning of the 21st century. Whole genome sequencing of the leading crop plant rice in 2002 marked the start of genome sequencing in an array of crop plant species. Elucidation of structural genomics of the nuclear genomes of the crop plants and their wild allied species included enumeration of the sequences and their assembly, repetitive sequences, gene annotation and genome duplication, synteny with other sequences and comparison of gene families. Sequencing of organellar genomes including chloroplasts and mitochondria enriched the structural genomics database. At the same time, researches on functional genomics such as transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics presented useful information. All these advances in genome sciences facilitated complementation of the erstwhile strategies of genome elucidation and improvement employing molecular breeding and genetic transformation with genomics-assisted breeding and most recent technique of genome editing. All these concepts, strategies, techniques and tools will be deliberated in the 'stand-alone' volumes of this proposed book series.
By Malay Das, Liuyin Ma, Amita Pal, Chittaranjan Kole
May 04, 2023
This book entitled "Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Bamboos" provides a comprehensive overview on the economically and ecologically important non-timber plant group bamboo. The book focuses on the most recent advances in bamboo research in diverse fields including botany, genetic resources, ...
By Jagesh Tiwari
December 23, 2022
The book delves into post-genomics advances in potato improvement since the potato genome sequencing in 2011. It includes recent developments in the field of potato genetic resources, genes and SNP markers discovery, and the progress in next-generation breeding applying various omics technologies ...