1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peppers and Eggplants

Edited By Byoung-Cheorl Kang, Chittaranjan Kole Copyright 2013
    182 Pages 13 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    Peppers and eggplants are two leading vegetable crops produced and consumed worldwide. To facilitate the breeding for agronomical traits such as disease resistance and quality, diverse molecular genetic studies have been carried out. Recent achievements on pepper genome sequencing and trait-linked marker development have enabled the cloning of genes involved in useful traits. This book explores the agronomical and evolutionary characteristics of peppers and eggplants and the results of molecular genetic studies. Topics include molecular linkage maps and candidate gene approaches in capsicum and the structure of the pepper genome.

    Basic Information on Pepper
    Economic Importance
    Pepper Consumption and Applications
    Nutritional Value of Peppers
    Capsaicinoids and Pungency
    Evolution and Domestication of Capsicum
    Botanical Features

    Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding in Peppers
    Conventional Breeding and Major Breeding Objectives
    Traits, Classical Genetics, and Molecular Markers
    Other Techniques Used in Pepper Breeding
    Molecular Linkage Maps of Capsicum
    Early Mapping Studies
    Evolution of Marker Types
    Types of Mapping Populations
    Integrated Maps
    Comparative Maps
    Future Perspectives

    Candidate Gene Approaches in Capsicum
    Map-Based Cloning versus the Candidate Gene Approach
    Strategies for Compiling Candidate Genes
    Validation of Candidate Genes in Capsicum
    Case Studies
    Future Outlook

    Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits in Capsicum
    Variation in Capsicum
    What is a Complex Trait? What are Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL)?
    Quantitative Traits Analyzed in Pepper
    How do you Analyze QTLs using Modern, Molecular Techniques?
    Mendelization of QTLs and Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS)

    The Structure of Pepper Genome
    Estimated Genome Size of Pepper
    Available Resources of the Pepper Genome
    Use of BAC Clones in Marker Development
    Comparative Analysis of Pepper Genome through Conserved Orthologous Set (COS) Markers
    Ribosomal Repeat in Pepper Genome
    Structure of Pepper Genome
    Effort to Sequence Pepper Whole Genome
    Future Prospects

    Economic Importance
    Nutritional Properties
    Brief History of the Crop
    Botanical Description
    Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding
    Genetic Engineering
    Diversity Analysis
    Molecular Linkage Maps
    Genomic Resources
    Future Prospects


    Kang, Byoung-Cheorl; Kole, Chittaranjan