This book presents the basic and applied aspects of sequencing of genes and genomes and their implication in the fine-scale elucidation of the plant genomes. The third volume presents an overview on the advances of plant genomics made in the past century; deliberations on the genomics resources; concepts, tools, strategies, and achievements of
An Overview of Advances in Plant Genomics in the New Millennium. Fundamentals of Physical Mapping. Comparative and Evolutionary Genomics. ESTs and their Role in Functional Genomics. Whole Genome Sequencing. Arabidopsis Genome Initiative. Rice Genome Initiative. The Populus Genome Initiative. Peach Genome Initiative. Current Status of On-going Genome Initiatives. Concepts and Strategies for Reverse Genetics in Field, Forest and Bioenergy Crop Species. Genetic Variation Identified through Gene and Genome Sequencing. Transcriptional Profiling. Advanced Bioinformatics Tools and Strategies. Application of Genomics to Plant Breeding. People, Policy and Plant Genomics. Roadmap of Genomics Research in the 21st Century.