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1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

ISBN 9780429064876
Published April 19, 2016 by CRC Press
326 Pages

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Book Description

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

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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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