1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas




ISBN 9781578087884
Published March 7, 2012 by CRC Press
358 Pages 4 Color & 24 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

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

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Professor: Research Focus Area:Plant Molecular Genetics/Biotechnology, Vaal University of Technology
Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa

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