1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peppers and Eggplants

ISBN 9781466577459
Published January 23, 2013 by CRC Press
182 Pages 13 Color & 15 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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Kang, Byoung-Cheorl; Kole, Chittaranjan