The Neem Genome

  • Malali Gowda
  • Ambardar Sheetal
  • Chittaranjan Kole

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. S. N. Venugopalan Nair, Naveen Shilpa, Thomas Vargheese, I. F. Tabassum
    Pages 1-12
  3. K. L. Ashalatha, Malali Gowda
    Pages 13-19
  4. Rishu Sharma, Chittaranjan Kole
    Pages 31-48
  5. Nagesh A. Kuravadi, Malali Gowda
    Pages 49-51
  6. Nagesh A. Kuravadi, Malali Gowda
    Pages 53-57
  7. Nagesh A. Kuravadi, Malali Gowda
    Pages 59-63
  8. Nagesh A. Kuravadi, Malali Gowda
    Pages 65-71
  9. Nagesh A. Kuravadi, Malali Gowda
    Pages 73-92
  10. Nagesh A. Kuravadi, Malali Gowda
    Pages 93-97
  11. Divya Mohan, Ashmita J. Tontanahal, B. N. Sathyanarayana, Malali Gowda
    Pages 99-110
  12. Varalaxmi B. Agasimundin, Kannan Rangiah, Ambardar Sheetal, Malali Gowda
    Pages 111-123

About this book


This book describes the sequencing efforts for Neem (Azadirachta indica A. Juss), one of the most versatile tropical evergreen tree species. The neem tree is a source of various natural products, including the potent biopesticide azadirachtin and limonoids, which have a broad spectrum of activity against insect pests and microbial pathogens. To identify genes and pathways in neem, three neem genomes and several transcriptomes are studied using next-generation sequencing technologies.

Neem has been extensively used in Ayurveda, Unani and homoeopathic medicine and is often referred to as the ‘village pharmacy’ by natives due to its wealth of medicinal properties.

Besides the description of the genome, this book discusses the neem microbiome and its role in the production of neem metabolites like salanin, nimbin and exopy-azadirachtin under in vitro conditions. It also highlights cell and tissue culture using various neem explants including the leaf, root, shoot, cambium, etc. 


whole genome sequencing molecular mapping of genes Azadirachta indica neem oil non-pesticidal management medicinal plant pest and disease control biopesticide azadirachtin neem tree

Editors and affiliations

  • Malali Gowda
    • 1
  • Ambardar Sheetal
    • 2
  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 3
  1. 1.TransDisciplinary University YelahankaBengaluruIndia
  2. 2.TransDisciplinary University YelahankaBengaluruIndia
  3. 3.Raja Ramanna Fellow, Government of IndiaICAR-National Research Center on Plant Biotechnology, PusaNew DelhiIndia

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