Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants


ISBN: 978-0-387-71218-5 (Print) 978-0-387-71219-2 (Online)

Table of contents (23 chapters)

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  1. Front Matter

    Pages I-XXIII

  2. Chapter

    Pages 1-20

    Tropical Environments, Biodiversity, and the Origin of Crops

  3. Chapter

    Pages 21-61

    International Programs and the Use of Modern Biotechnologies for Crop Improvement

  4. Chapter

    Pages 63-81

    Transgenics for New Plant Products, Applications to Tropical Crops

  5. Chapter

    Pages 83-111

    Genomics of Banana and Plantain (Musa spp.), Major Staple Crops in the Tropics

  6. Chapter

    Pages 113-143

    Genomics of Phaseolus Beans, a Major Source of Dietary Protein and Micronutrients in the Tropics

  7. Chapter

    Pages 145-170

    Genomics of Theobroma cacao, “the Food of the Gods”

  8. Chapter

    Pages 171-186

    Chickpea, a Common Source of Protein and Starch in the Semi-Arid ropics

  9. Chapter

    Pages 187-202

    Genomics of Citrus, a Major Fruit Crop of Tropical and Subtropical Regions

  10. Chapter

    Pages 203-226

    Genomics of Coffee One of the World’s Largest Traded Commodities

  11. Chapter

    Pages 227-258

    Cowpea, a Multifunctional Legume

  12. Chapter

    Pages 259-298

    Genomics of Eucalyptus, a Global Tree for Energy, Paper, and Wood

  13. Chapter

    Pages 299-311

    Ginger and Turmeric Ancient Spices and Modern Medicines

  14. Chapter

    Pages 313-332

    Genomics of Macadamia, a Recently Domesticated Tree Nut Crop

  15. Chapter

    Pages 333-370

    Genomics of Tropical Maize, a Staple Food and Feed across the World

  16. Chapter

    Pages 371-404

    Molecular Research in Oil Palm, the Key Oil Crop for the Future

  17. Chapter

    Pages 405-420

    Genomics of Papaya a Common Source of Vitamins in the Tropics

  18. Chapter

    Pages 421-440

    Genomics of Peanut, a Major Source of Oil and Protein

  19. Chapter

    Pages 441-451

    Genomics of Pineapple, Crowning The King of Tropical Fruits

  20. Chapter

    Pages 453-467

    Genomics of Tropical Solanaceous Species: Established and Emerging Crops

  21. Chapter

    Pages 469-482

    Genomics of Sorghum, a Semi-Arid Cereal and Emerging Model for Tropical Grass Genomics

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