Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sugarcane: 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Sugarcane

1st Edition

Edited by Robert J. Henry, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press

300 pages

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Description

The fast-growing sugarcane plant is a major source of sugar (sucrose) in tropical and sub-tropical regions. The high productivity of the plant also makes it a key target for use as an energy crop. The fiber of the plant is used to generate electricity and produce ethanol as a fuel.Sugarcane is a hybrid of two species, each of which is genetically c

Table of Contents

Basic Information on the Sugarcane Plant. Molecular Cytogenetics. Diversity Analysis. Association Studies. Molecular Genetic Linkage Mapping in Saccharum: Strategies, Resources and Achievements. Mapping, Tagging, and Map-Based Cloning of Simply Inherited Traits. Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits. Structural Genomics and Genome Sequencing. Functional Genomics: Transcriptomics of Sugarcane-Current Status and Future Prospects. Proteomics and Metabolomics. Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool for Sugarcane Research. Future Prospects.

About the Editors

Robert Henry, Centre for Plant Conservation Genetics, Southern Cross University, Lismore, NSW, Australia

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

Subject Categories

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