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Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Soybean

1st Edition

Edited by Kristin Bilyeu, Milind B. Ratnaparkhe, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press

388 pages

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Description

The soybean is an economically important leguminous seed crop for feed and food products that is rich in seed protein (about 40 percent) and oil (about 20 percent); it enriches the soil by fixing nitrogen in symbiosis with bacteria.

Soybean was domesticated in northeastern China about 2500 BC and subsequently spread to other countries. The enormous economic value of soybean was realized in the first two decades of the 20th century, with world production of soybean tripling in the last 20 years. In addition to human consumption, it is a major protein source in animal feeds and is becoming a major crop for biodiesel production. In the international trade markets, soybean is ranked number one in the world among the major oil crops.

For many decades, plant breeders have used conventional breeding techniques to improve soybeans. While soybean production continues to expand as demand for soybeans and soybean products increases, there is a need for more sophisticated techniques. Bridging traditional research with modern molecular investigations on soybean, this volume explores the recent advances in soybean genome mapping, molecular breeding, genomics, sequencing, and bioinformatics. The book will be useful to soybean researchers as well as researchers working with other crop species.

Table of Contents

Introduction, James Orf

Classical Breeding and Genetics of Soybean, Andrew M. Scaboo, Pengyin Chen, David A. Sleper, and Kerry M. Clark

Identification of Genes Underlying Simple Traits in Soybean, David Lightfoot

Molecular Genetic Linkage Maps of Soybean, Sachiko Isobe and Satoshi Tabata

Molecular Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci, Dechun Wang and David Grant

Molecular Breeding, David R. Walker, Maria J. Monteros, and Jennifer L. Yates

Map-Based Cloning of Genes and QTLs in Soybean, Madan K. Bhattacharyya

Candidate Gene Analysis of Mutant Soybean Germplasm, R.E. Dewey and P. Zhang

Functional Genomics—Transcriptomics in Soybean, Sangeeta Dhaubhadel, Frédéric Marsolais, Jennifer Tedman-Jones, and Mark Gijzen

The Draft Soybean Genome Sequence, Jeremy Schmutz, Steven B. Cannon, Therese Mitros, Will Nelson, Shengqiang Shu, David Goodstein, and Dan Rokhsar

Soybean Comparative Genomics, Jianxin Ma, Steven Cannon, Scott A. Jackson, and Randy C. Shoemaker

Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool, Julie M. Livingstone, Kei Chin C. Cheng, and Martina V. Strömvik

Soybean Proteomics, Savithiry S. Natarajan, Thomas J. Caperna, Wesley M. Garrett, and Devanand L. Luthria

Metabolomics Approach in Soybean, Takuji Nakamura, Keiki Okazaki, Noureddine Benkeblia, Jun Wasaki, Toshihiro Watanabe, Hideyuki Matsuura, Hirofumi Uchimiya, Setsuko Komatsu, and Takuro Shinano

Soybean Future Prospects, Ed Ready

About the Editors

Kristin Bilyeu and Milind B. Ratnaparkhe, USDA-ARS, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA

Chittaranjan Kole, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA

About the Series

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SCI011000
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Botany
TEC003000
TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING / Agriculture / General