1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas

Edited By Michael Pillay, George Ude, Chittaranjan Kole Copyright 2012
    354 Pages 4 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

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    This book is to gathers, in one volume, the latest information on the genomic researches of Musa. A group of leading experts in Musa genetics, genomics and breeding contributed to this volume in a style that will be understood by students and researchers. This book provides basic as well as advanced information for those interested in learning more about the banana genome and its improvement as well for those pursuing further research in the crop.

    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


    Michael Pillay, George Ude, Chittaranjan Kole