1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Oilseed Brassicas

ISBN 9781578087204
Published September 13, 2011 by CRC Press
452 Pages 15 Color & 17 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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 of portion provides detailed methods for whole genome marker assisted breeding, 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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