Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas

1st Edition

Edited by Michael Pillay, George Ude, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press

354 pages | 4 Color Illus. | 24 B/W Illus.

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Musa is one of three genera in the family of Musaceae. Over 50 species of Musa exist, including bananas and plantains. This book assembles the latest information on the genomic research of this genus. A group of leading experts in Musa genetics, genomics, and breeding provide basic as well as advanced information for those interested in learning more about the banana genome. The accessible style is easily understood by students and researchers, making the book an ideal springboard for those looking to do expanded research into this crop.

Table of Contents

Introduction, Michael Pillay, Abdou Tenkouano and Rodomiro Ortiz

Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding in Musa, Michael Pillay

Diversity Analysis of Banana to Decipher the Origin of Cultivars, Kornel Burg and Ratri Boonruangrod

Molecular Marker Techniques in Musa Genomic Research, Michael Pillay, K.A. Kumar, Andrew James, Silvas Jabekumar Prince Kirubakaran, Robert Miller, Rodomiro Ortiz, and Elayabalan Sivalingam

Molecular Linkage Maps: Strategies, Resources and Achievements, Cory Johnson and Christopher Cullis

Mapping and Tagging of Simply Inherited Traits in Musa, Rodomiro Ortiz

Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits, Rodomiro Ortiz

Map-Based Cloning in Musa spp., Andrew James, Rodomiro Ortiz, and Robert Miller

Functional Genomics and Transcriptomics in Musa, Michael Pillay, S. Elayabalan, K.A. Kumar, and Silvas Jabekumar Prince

Proteomics and Metabolomics of Musa, Dinh Hoang Lan Chi, and Peer M. Schenk

Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool, Mathieu Rouard, Sebastien Christian Carpentier, Stephanie Bocs, Gaëtan Droc, Xavier Argout, Nicolas Roux, and Manuel Ruiz

Genomics of Mycosphaerella fijiensis—The Causal Agent of Black Sigatoka in Musa spp., Cláudia Fortes Ferreira, Hermínio Souza Rocha, Ricardo Franco Cunha Moreira, and Lahyre Izaete Silveira Gomes

Genomics of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Causing Wilt Disease in Banana (Musa spp.), R. Thangavelu, G.D. Perumal, M.M. Musataff, S. Sreeramanan, and Xavier Rathinam

Disease Resistance-Related Genes in Banana: The Cases of NBS, Pto and NPR1 Genes, Santy Peraza-Echeverria, Virginia Aurora Herrera-Valencia, and Andrew James

A Case for Molecular Breeding in Musa, Michael Pillay, K.A. Kumar, A.S.K. Shunmugam and S. Elayabalan

Conclusion and Prospects in Musa Research, Michael Pillay

About the Originator


Michael Pillay

Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa

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About the Series

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Biotechnology
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General