274 Pages 4 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    274 Pages 4 Color & 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    This new volume offers a valuable introduction to plant ecology from a genomics point of view, presenting a thorough foundation and summary of modern approaches, methodologies, research goals, and evidence of plant ecology in the modern genomic era. The book also presents important updated information on the most recent knowledge of the
    different aspects of plant populations.

    The volume gives an overview of the approaches to unravelling the genetic basis underlying fundamental responses of plants to their natural environments, describing in detail the concepts, aims, and approaches of plant ecological genomics along with the genomic tools embraced by ecologists for mining various ecological problems. Recent advances and breakthroughs made in molecular markers along with their applications in plant ecogenomic studies are shared, and specific applications, techniques, and tools are described as well, such advanced molecular techniques, next-generation sequencing, eDNA metabarcoding, among others.

    1. Ecogenomics: An Appraisal 

    Bilal Ahmad Wani, Peerzada Yasir Yousuf, and Peerzada Arshid Shabir 

    2. Advancement in Molecular Tools of Plant Population Genetics 

    Divya Raj Prasad, Tarun Minocha, Bipin Maurya, and Peerzada Yasir Yousuf 

    3. Application of Next-Generation Sequencing in Plant Molecular Ecology 

    Harshit Kumar Soni and Aparna Singh 

    4. Approaches for Metabarcoding and Environmental DNA (eDNA) Assays in Plants 

    Mahak Majeed and Reiaz Ul Rehman 

    5. Role of Epigenetics in Ecogenomics 

    Shahjahan Rashid, Sumiah Wani, Wani Farhana, Adil Rashid Nath, and Aflaq Hamid 

    6. QTL Analysis and Reverse Genetics in Molecular Systematics 

    Sumiah Wani, Shahjahan Rashid, Wani Farhana, and Aflaq Hamid 

    7. Dispersal, Gene Flow, and Population Structure 

    Naveed Ul Mushtaq, Seerat Saleem, Aadil Rasool, Wasifa Hafiz Shah, and Reiaz Ul Rehman 

    8. Ecological Genomics in Context with Plant Adaptations and Speciation 

    Sheikh Tajamul Islam, Basharat Ahmad Bhat, Inayatullah Tahir, and Tanvir Ul Hassan Dar 

    9. Role of Eco-Genomics in Conservation and Management 

    Shahid Ul Islam, Zahid Ahmad Mangral, Lubna Tariq, Basharat Ahmad Bhat, Haider Mehraj, Sheikh Tajamul Islam, and Tanvir Ul Hassan Dar 

    10. Genetic Diversity as a Conservation Tool 

    Fayaz Ahmad Dar, Inayatullah Tahir, and Reiaz Ul Rehman 

    11. Inbreeding and Genetic Load and Role of Ecogenomics in Landscape Genetic Restoration 

    Meenu Garg, Pragyanshree Nayak, Alok Kumar Singh, and Ashwini Kumar Ray 

    12. Plant Ecogenomics: Challenges and Opportunities 

    Bipin Maurya, Lakee Sharma, Sabitri Kumari, Nidhi Rai, and Shashi Pandey-Rai 


    Peerzada Arshid Shabir, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Botany in the Department of Higher Education, Jammu and Kashmir, India, specializing in plant reproductive ecology. He has published research articles and book chapters and has also presented his work at national and international conferences. His current research interests include the genomic bases of phenotypic plasticity and the study of the genomic bases of adaptation and speciation.

    Peerzada Yasir Yousuf, PhD, is Assistant Professor of Botany in the Department of Higher Education, Jammu and Kashmir, India. He has published research articles and book chapters and has presented his work at national and international conferences. He has also delivered extension lectures on plant physiology and molecular ecology. He was formerly a Senior Research Fellow at the Molecular Ecology Laboratory at Jamia Hamdard (deemed to be University), New Delhi.

    Khalid Rehman Hakeem, PhD, is Professor at King Abdulaziz University, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. He has more than 10 years of teaching and research experience in plant ecophysiology, biotechnology and molecular biology, medicinal plant research, plant-microbe-soil interactions, as well as in environmental studies. He is also involved with several international research projects with government organizations. To date, Dr. Hakeem has authored and edited more than 60 books with international publishers and has published more than 115 research publications in international journals, over 50 book chapters, and several edited books.

    "In this book, established and emerging methodologies being employed in ecological genomics have been discussed, and emphasis has been made on how this framework can address long-standing and emerging questions in plant ecology. It aims to highlight how indispensable the eco-genomics approach is and how the advances in the field of genomics have revolutionized the discipline of field of ecology."

    Prof. Munir Ozturk, (Prof. Emeritus) Department of Botany, Ege University, Izmir, Turkey