Genetics and Genomics of Soybean

  • Gary Stacey

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XV
  2. Natural History and Genetic Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Richard F. Wilson
      Pages 3-15
    3. Perry B. Cregan
      Pages 17-34
    4. Steven Cannon
      Pages 35-54
    5. Phillip E. McClean, Matt Lavin, Paul Gepts, Scott A. Jackson
      Pages 55-76
  3. Tools, Resources and Approaches

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 77-77
    2. Perry B. Cregan
      Pages 79-89
    3. Randy C. Shoemaker, Jessica A. Schlueter, Scott A. Jackson
      Pages 91-99
    4. Jeremy Schmutz, Jarrod Chapman, Uffe Hellsten, Daniel Rokhsar
      Pages 101-112
    5. M.S. Pathan, David A. Sleper
      Pages 113-133
    6. Kristin D. Bilyeu
      Pages 135-139
    7. David Grant, Rex T. Nelson, Michelle A. Graham, Randy C. Shoemaker
      Pages 141-159
  4. Investigations of Soybean Biology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. Lila Vodkin, Sarah Jones, Delkin Orlando Gonzalez, Françoise Thibaud-Nissen, Gracia Zabala, Jigyasa Tuteja
      Pages 163-184
    3. David F. Hildebrand, Runzhi Li, Tomoko Hatanaka
      Pages 185-209
    4. Terry Graham, Madge Graham, Oliver Yu
      Pages 211-241
    5. Wayne Parrott, David Walker, Shuquan Zhu, H. Roger Boerma, John All
      Pages 269-291
    6. M.A. Saghai Maroof, Dominic M. Tucker, Sue A. Tolin
      Pages 293-319
    7. Melissa G. Mitchum, Thomas J. Baum
      Pages 321-341
    8. Babu Valliyodan, Henry T. Nguyen
      Pages 343-372
  5. Early Messages

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 373-373
    2. Srinivasa Konduru, John Kruse, Nicholas Kalaitzandonakes
      Pages 375-395
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 397-407

About this book


The Fabaceae (leguminosae) comprise the second largest family of flowering plants with 650 genera and 18000 species. As a member of Phaseoleae, the most economically important legume tribe, the soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr., constitutes a major source of vegetable oil and protein internationally. Recently, soybean oil has garnered considerable attention due to its increased use for biodiesel production. The extensive genetic resources of soybean and the associated physiological tools available to scientists present a set of unique opportunities to study areas ranging from seed development, to the biology of polyploidization, to a huge array of pathogenic and symbiotic plant-host interactions. The large plant size of soybean is advantageous to such studies, and permits the use of techniques that are difficult or impossible for practice on smaller plants. For these and additional reasons, soybean genomic research has seen major advances in recent years.

Genetics and Genomics of Soybean chronicles advances in soybean genomic research, while addressing and anticipating the potential for future discoveries in a rapidly evolving field. The book covers recent progress on genome research in soybeans, including the genetic map with classical, RFLP, SSR and SNP markers; genomic and cDNA libraries, functional genomics platforms (e.g., cDNA, Affymetrix and oligonucleotide based DNA microarrays); physical maps, and the efforts to fully sequence the genome. Given the pending release of the soybean genome sequence, through the efforts of the Department of Energy’s Joint Genome Institute, this book will stand as a critical source of information on soybean.

Dr. Gary Stacey is an MSMC Endowed Professor of Soybean Biotechnology and Professor of Plant Sciences and Biochemistry at the University of Missouri.


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  • Gary Stacey
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  1. 1.University of MissouriColumbiaUSA

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