1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Conifers

    484 Pages 5 Color & 11 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The new research described in this book demonstrates that the interplay of a host of founding conditions can frequently produce profound differences in population expansion rates and maintenance of genetic diversity in contrasting populations that differ, often only to slight degrees, in initial founding conditions. The goals of this book are twofold. First, it serves as a user’s manual for the computer program NEWGARDEN (provided) designed to enable investigations, using computer generated populations, of population growth and genetic variation resulting from user-specified differences in initial founding conditions. Second, the book provides a series differences in geometric spacing among plant founders, can result in significant differences in demographic and genetic variation trajectories for the ensuring populations.

    The Conifers (Pinophyta): David S. Gernandt et al
    Economic Importance, Breeding Objectives and Achievements: T.J. Mullin et al
    Cytogenetics: M. Nurul Islam-Faridi and C. Dana Nelson
    Neutral Patterns of Genetic Variation and Applications to Conservation in Conifer Apecies: Francesca Bagnoli et al
    Genetic Mapping in Conifers: Kermit Ritland et al
    Patterns of Nucleotide Diversity and Association Mapping: S.C. González-Martínez et al
    Integration of Molecular Markers in Breeding: Rowland D. Burdon and Phillip L. Wilcox
    Transcriptomics: John J. Mackay and Jeffrey F.D. Dean
    Recent Advances in Proteomics and Metabolomics in Gymnosperms: Rebecca Dauwe et al
    Toward the Conifer Genome Sequence: Michele Morgante and Emanuele De Paoli
    Future Prospects: Jeffrey F.D. Dean


    Christophe Plomion, Jean Bousquet, Chittaranjan Kole