Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas

1st Edition

Edited by Dave Edwards, Jacqueline Batley, Isobel Parkin, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press

438 pages | 15 Color Illus. | 17 B/W Illus.

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The book describes the history of Brassica oilseed crops, introduces the Brassica genome, its evolution, diversity, classical genetic studies, and breeding. It also delves into molecular genetic linkage and physical maps, progress with genome sequencing initiatives, mutagenesis approaches for trait improvement, proteomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics. The concluding portion provides detailed methods for whole genome marker assisted breeding and the genetics and genomics of important traits including disease resistance, herbivory, insect and abiotic stress resistance, and discusses the future prospects for Brassica improvement through genomics. This volume provides a state-of-the-moment view of current Brassica genetics, genomics, and breeding research, which is the foundation for the continued understanding of oilseed Brassica species, their genomes, evolution, and further potential as important food and biofuel crops.

Table of Contents

Introduction—Oilseed Brassicas, Alice Hayward

Brassica Genome Evolution, Dynamics and Plasticity, Piotr A. Ziolkowski, Ma³gorzata Kaczmarek, Danuta Babula and Jan Sadowski

Diversity and Taxonomy of Brassica Oil Crops, Guusje Bonnema

Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding, Gerhard Rakow

Molecular Linkage Maps, Strategies, Resources and Achievements, Krishna K. Gali and Andrew G. Sharpe

Physical Mapping in Brassica Species, Zahra K. Navabi and Isobel A.P. Parkin

Genome Sequencing Initiatives, David Edwards and Xiaowu Wang

Mutagenesis, Jun Zou, Nian Wang and Jinling Meng

Brassica Proteomics and Metabolomics, Julia Kehr and Anja Buhtz

Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool for Oilseed Brassica Species, Michal Lorenc, Zoran Boskovic, Jiri Stiller,Chris Duran and David Edwards

Comparative Genomics in the Brassicales, Ancient Genome Duplications, Glucosinolate Diversification and Pierinae Herbivore Radiation, M. Eric Schranz, Patrick P. Edger, J. Chris Pires, Nicole M. van Dam and Christopher W. Wheat

Towards Whole Genome Molecular Marker-Assisted Breeding in Oilseed Brassica, Wallace A. Cowling, Brian R. Cullis, Cameron P. Beeck and Matthew N. Nelson

Abiotic Stress Tolerance of the Brassica Oilseeds, Stephen J. Robinson, Isobel A.P. Parkin and J. Singh

Genetics and Genomics of Disease Resistance, Régine Delourme, Martin J. Barbetti, Rod Snowdon, Jianwei Zhao and Maria J. Manzanares-Dauleux

Genetics and Genomics of Insect Resistance in Brassicaceae Crops, Dwayne D. Hegedus and Martin Erlandson

Future Prospects for Brassica Oilseed Improvement Through Genomics, C.E. Don Palmer and Wilf A. Keller

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Subject Categories

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