1st Edition

Potato Improvement in the Post-Genomics Era

By Jagesh Tiwari Copyright 2023
    336 Pages 39 B/W Illustrations
    by CRC Press

    The book delves into post-genomics advances in potato improvement since the potato genome sequencing in 2011. It includes recent developments in the field of potato genetic resources, genes and SNP markers discovery, and the progress in next-generation breeding applying various omics technologies and modern sequencing tools. It covers cutting-edge technologies in potato - a global perspective, genome sequencing and resequencing of various cultivated and wild species, potato germplasm management and characterization, prebreeding genomics, genome mapping and gene cloning, markers discovery, marker-assisted selection, transgenics, microRNAs, transcriptomics, proteomics, metabolomics, phenomics, next-generation potato breeding technologies including genome editing and genomic selection and bioinformatics applications in the post-genomics era in potato. As genome editing and genomic selection have become emerging tools in crop improvement including potato, several research works have been demonstrated and applied world over. This book concentrates on genomics-aided characterization of germplasm and markers discovery to accelerate potato breeding. Further, various omics technologies strengthen our understanding on
    discovery of new genes/proteins/metabolites and key traits based on high-throughput phenotyping involved in various biotic and abiotic stresses in potato crop. The book is a useful source of information related to genomics-led research and development of this crop. It will serve as a valuable resource for potato researchers working in the area of molecular biology and would be beneficial for college students, PhD scholars, scientists, academicians, farmers and policy makers.

    1. Potato: A Global Scenario and Omics Research  2. Potato Genome Sequencing and Resequencing of Wild/Cultivated Species  3. Genomics in Potato Germplasm Management and Utilization  4. Molecular Markers, Mapping and Genome-Wide Characterization  5. Conventional to Genomics-assisted Breeding  6. Omics-Approaches in Potato  7. Phenomics in Potato  8. Genome Editing (CRISPR/Cas) Technology in Potato  9. Conventional True Potato Seed (TPS) to Diploid Hybrid Potato Technologies  10. Pre-breeding Genomics in Somatic Hybridization  11. Potato Transgenics 


    Jagesh Kumar Tiwari has been associated with potato research for about 14 years on potato biotechnology including germplasm characterization, tissue culture, pre-breeding via somatic hybridization, breeding, molecular markers, gene/QTL mapping, functional genomics for late blight resistance, tuberization and nitrogen use efficiency, and genome sequencing of potato. He has received National/International awards viz., ICAR-Lal Bahadur Shastri Outstanding Young Scientist Award and the Endeavour Post-Doctoral Fellowship (Australia), and published  >150 research publications and authored/edited 4 books.