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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Maize

1st Edition

Edited by Ramakrishna Wusirika, Martin Bohn, Jinsheng Lai, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press

310 pages | 10 Color Illus. | 11 B/W Illus.

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Sequencing of the maize genome has opened up new opportunities in maize breeding, genetics and genomics research. This book highlights modern trends in development of hybrids, analysis of genetic diversity, molecular breeding, comparative and functional genomics, epigenomicsand proteomics in maize. The use of maize in biofuels, phytoremediation and pharmaceuticals is also highlighted. Current research trends, future research directions and challenges are discussed by a panel of experts from all over the world.


"…maize breeders and geneticists should benefit from the knowledge presented in the 13 chapters."

—Manjit S. Kang, Kansas State University, in Crop Science

Table of Contents

Essential Information, Kefeng Li and Wusirika Ramakrishna

Genetics, Martin Bohn

Breeding and Diversity, Major M. Goodman, James B. Holland, and J. Jesus Sanchez G.

Genomic Distribution of Genetic Diversity in Elite Maize Germplasm, Christine Hainey, J. AntoniRafalski, Michael Hanafey, Ying Zhang, William Krespan, Stanley D. Luck, Oscar S. Smith andGeoff Graham, and Scott Tingey

Genetic Inference on Quantitative Traits through Linkage and Association Studies, Seth C. Murray and Randall J. Wisser

Molecular Breeding for Tropical Maize Improvement, BM Prasanna, Raman Babu, Sudha Nair, Kassa Semagn, Vijay Chaikam, Jill Cairns, Xuecai Zhang, Yunbi Xu, and Michael Olsen

Genome Sequencing, Jinsheng Lai

Comparative Genomics, Rafi Shaik and Wusirika Ramakrishna,

Functional Genomics, Christine M. Gaultand and A. Mark Settles

Epigenomics, Thelma F. Madzima, Amy Sloan, Linda Stroud, and Karen M. McGinnis

Proteomic Research Progress in Maize Development, Stress Response and Heterosis, Jihua Tang, Zhiyuan Fu, and Baichen Wang

Databases, Mary Schaeffer

Sustainable Use of Maize in Biofuels, Phytoremediation and Pharmaceuticals, RupaliDatta and Geoffrey Kinrad

Future Prospects, James A. Birchler and Mei Guo

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / General
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General