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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

1st Edition

Edited by James M. Bradeen, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press

326 pages | 9 Color Illus. | 28 B/W Illus.

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In this volume, world leaders in potato research review historical and contemporary discoveries resulting in a range of advances. Topics include nutritional quality, yield, disease and insect resistance, processing, plant growth and development, and other aspects. The book also examines research yielding significant molecular resources that facilitate breeding, linkage and gene mapping, cytology, functional and structural genomics, proteomics, and metabolomics. Future research developments that are likely to significantly advance efforts to understand and improve the potato are also explored.

Table of Contents

Introduction to Potato: J.M. Bradeen and K.G. Haynes

A Brief History of the Potato

Potato Morphology

Potato Taxonomy, Related Species, and Crossability

Potato Production Statistics

Potato Nutritional Content

Future Prospects for Potato Research and Production

Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding: D. Carputo and L. Frusciante


Conventional Breeding Methods

Breeding Objectives

Molecular Breeding for Potato Improvement: D. De Koeyer, H. Chen and V. Gustafson

Introduction: Molecular Breeding—the Beginning of a New Era

Germplasm and Variety Characterization

Marker-assisted Gene Introgression

Breeding Strategies Incorporating DNA Markers

Transgenic Breeding


Molecular Linkage Maps: Strategies, Resources and Achievements: H. Mann, M. Iorizzo, L. Gao, N.D’Agostino,D. Carputo, M.L. Chiusano and J.M. Bradeen


Brief History of Mapping Efforts in Potato

Evolution of Marker Types: RFLPs to SNPs

Potato Mapping Populations: Structures and Strategies

Linkage Maps as Tools for Comparative Genomics:

Accessing Biodiversity

Mapping and Tagging of Simply Inherited Traits: J.C. Kuhl


Virus Resistance

Nematode Resistance

Late Blight Resistance


Mapping Complex Potato Traits: G.J. Bryan


Complex Traits in Potato

Quantitative Pest and Disease Resistance

Tuber Life-cycle Traits:

Dormancy and Tuberization

Tuber Morphological Traits: Tuber Shape and Eye Depth

Tuber Quality Traits

How Can the Genes for Potato Quantitative Traits be Identified?

Population Genetics and Association Mapping: C. Gebhardt


Potato Populations for Association Mapping

Phenotypic Variation

Detection and Scoring of DNA Variation

Association Test Statistics

Association Studies in Potato

Conclusions and Outlook

Cloning of Late Blight Resistance Genes: Strategies and Progress: J.M. Bradeen


Potato R Gene Cloning Strategies

Progress Towards Cloning Late Blight R Genes: A Timeline

Future Prospects

Application of Molecular Cytogenetics in Fundamental and Applied Research of Potato: T. Gavrilenko


FISH Karyotyping and Physical Mapping of Potato Chromosomes Studying Natural and Artificial Polyploids by Genomic In Situ Hybridization

Practical Applications of Molecular Cytogenetics

Functional Genomics: Transcriptomics: X.-Q. Li


Transcriptomics Technologies and Resources Generated

Regulation of the Transcriptome

Application of Transcriptomics Resources

Concluding Remarks and Prospects

Proteomics and Metabolomics: A.D. Hegeman



Current State of (Untargeted) Potato Proteomics and Metabolomics

Potato Protein and Metabolite Quality Traits

Evaluation of Potato Tuber Nutrition, Safety and Genetic Modifications


Future Challenges and Prospects: T. Wendt and E. Mullins





About the Editors

James M. Bradeen: University of Minnesota, Department of Plant Pathology, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA

C. Kole: Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA

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About the Series

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Genetics & Genomics