About this book
This book describes the basic botanical features of kiwifruit and its wild relatives, reports on the steps that led to its genome sequencing, and discusses the results obtained with the assembly and annotation. The core chapters provide essential insights into the main gene families that characterize this species as a crop, including the genes controlling sugar and starch metabolism, pigment biosynthesis and degradation, the ascorbic-acid pathway, fruit softening and postharvest metabolism, allergens, and resistance to pests and diseases.
The book offers a valuable reference guide for taxonomists, geneticists and horticulturists. Further, since information gained from the genome sequence is extraordinarily useful in assessing the breeding value of individuals based on whole-genome scans, it will especially benefit plant breeders. Accordingly, chapters are included that focus on gene introgression from wild relatives and genome-based breeding.
Actinidia Kiwifruit Kiwifruit Domestication Gene Annotation Genetics and Breeding Genome-based Breeding Metabolic Pathways Molecular Taxonomy Whole-genome Sequencing
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- DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-32274-2
- Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
- Publisher Name Springer, Cham
- eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
- Print ISBN 978-3-319-32272-8
- Online ISBN 978-3-319-32274-2
- Series Print ISSN 2199-4781
- Series Online ISSN 2199-479X
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