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.
Table of Contents
Essential Information. Genetics. Breeding and Diversity. Genomic Distribution of Genetic Diversity in Elite Maize Germplasm. Genetic Inference on Quantitative Traits through Linkage and Association Studies. Molecular Breeding for Tropical Maize Improvement. Genome Sequencing. Comparative Genomics. Epigenomics. Proteomic Research Progress in Maize Development, Stress Response and Heterosis. Sustainable Use of Maize in Biofuels, Phytoremediation and Pharmaceuticals. Future Prospects.
"…maize breeders and geneticists should benefit from the knowledge presented in the 13 chapters."
—Manjit S. Kang, Kansas State University, in Crop Science