1st Edition

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Potato

Edited By James M. Bradeen, Chittaranjan Kole Copyright 2011
    326 Pages 9 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    326 Pages 9 Color & 28 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    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.

    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


    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

    Visit the authors' webpage at: http://ppg.cfans.umn.edu/home/home.htm