Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants

  • Paul H. Moore
  • Ray Ming

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 1)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIII
  2. Jean-Marcel Ribaut, Philippe Monneveux, Jean-Cristophe Glaszman, Hei Leung, Theo Van Hintum, Carmen de Vicente
    Pages 21-61
  3. Nicolas Roux, Franc-Christophe Baurens, Jaroslav Doležel, Eva Hřibová, Pat Heslop-Harrison, Chris Town et al.
    Pages 83-111
  4. Paul Gepts, Francisco J.L. Aragão, Everaldo de Barros, Matthew W. Blair, Rosana Brondani, William Broughton et al.
    Pages 113-143
  5. Mark J. Guiltinan, Joseph Verica, Dapeng Zhang, Antonio Figueira
    Pages 145-170
  6. Fred J. Muehlbauer, P.N. Rajesh
    Pages 171-186
  7. Mikeal L. Roose, Timothy J. Close
    Pages 187-202
  8. Philippe Lashermes, Alan Carvalho Andrade, Hervé Etienne
    Pages 203-226
  9. Michael P. Timko, B.B. Singh
    Pages 227-258
  10. David R. Gang, Xiao-Qiang Ma
    Pages 299-311
  11. Cameron Peace, Ray Ming, Adele Schmidt, John Manners, Vasanthe Vithanage
    Pages 313-332
  12. Yunbi Xu, Jonathan H. Crouch
    Pages 333-370
  13. Sean Mayes, Farah Hafeez, Zuzana Price, Don MacDonald, Norbert Billotte, Jeremy Roberts
    Pages 371-404
  14. Ray Ming, Qingyi Yu, Andrea Blas, Cuixia Chen, Jong-Kuk Na, Paul H. Moore
    Pages 405-420
  15. Mark David Burow, Michael Gomez Selvaraj, Hari Upadhyaya, Peggy Ozias-Akins, Baozhu Guo, David John Bertioli et al.
    Pages 421-440
  16. Jose Ramon Botella, Mike Smith
    Pages 441-451
  17. Richard C. Pratt, David M. Francis, Luz S. Barrero Meneses
    Pages 453-467

About this book

Introduction

Tropical crop plants are one of the natural world’s most valuable assets. However, the genetic resources of tropical plants are underutilized and in danger of being lost due to the destruction of natural habitats, the high costs of conservation programs, and our lack of appreciation of the worth of these precious resources. Considering the tropical origin of much of the biological diversity that is responsible for genes and phenotypes of temperate crops, there is a critical need for assessing the genomics of tropical plant species.

Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants summarizes recent progress on genomic research, including the development of molecular markers, genomic and cDNA libraries, expressed sequence tags (ESTs), genetic and physical maps, gene expression profiles, and whole genome sequences for 20 tropical crop plants. It offers background information about the evolutionary origin and environments of tropical crop species, international programs that are addressing the needs of tropical agriculture, and the potential for new technologies to increase the productivity and value of tropical crops. This book provides new dimensions to growing information concerning temperate crops and their morphology, physiology, and parallel evolution in diverse plant lineages.

This book will appeal to graduate students, post graduates, researchers, and professionals in plant breeding, genetics, germplasm conservation, and agronomy of tropical crop plants.

About the Editors:

Paul H. Moore is a world authority on tropical plants with a particular focus on sugarcane, papaya, and pineapple. In his almost 40-year career, he has published over 150 papers in highly reputable scientific journals and is considered the foremost expert in sugarcane. He along with Dr. Ming are co-Editors-in-Chief of the new Springer journal, Tropical Plant Biology.

Dr. Ray Ming is an associate professor of plant biology at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois and has done extensive research on papaya, coffee, pineapple, and sugarcane. His expertise includes work on evolution of sex chromosomes in plants, and the structure and organization of the papaya genome.

Keywords

Fruit biodiversity biotechnology crop genomics currentjks plant genomics plant science tropical crop genomics tropical crops wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Paul H. Moore
    • 1
  • Ray Ming
    • 2
  1. 1.USDA-ARSPBARC Hawaii Agriculture Research CenterAiea 96701
  2. 2.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of lllinois at Urbana-ChampaignChampaignUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-0-387-71219-2
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2008
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-0-387-71218-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-387-71219-2
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