484 pages | 5 Color Illus. | 11 B/W Illus.
With contributions by internationally reputed researchers in the field, this book presents the implications of the genomic revolution for conifers—promoting a better understanding of the evolution of these organisms as well as new knowledge about the molecular basis of quantitative trait variation. Both of these discoveries play important roles in their domestication. Topics include cytogenetics, patterns of nucleotide diversity, genetic mapping, integration of molecular markers in breeding, transcriptomics, advances in proteomics and metabolomics in gymnosperms, and economic importance.
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