The Radish Genome

  • Takeshi Nishio
  • Hiroyasu Kitashiba

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Takeshi Nishio
    Pages 1-10
  3. Hiroshi Yamagishi
    Pages 11-30
  4. Kenta Shirasawa, Hiroyasu Kitashiba
    Pages 31-42
  5. Hideki Hirakawa
    Pages 43-51
  6. Hee-Ju Yu, Young-Min Jeong, Jeong-Hwan Mun
    Pages 53-69
  7. Yuyan Sun, Xixiang Li
    Pages 121-136
  8. Tomohiro Kakizaki, Masahiko Ishida
    Pages 137-150
  9. Hiroyasu Kitashiba, Shuji Yokoi
    Pages 151-163
  10. Xiaona Yu, Su Ryun Choi, Yong Pyo Lim
    Pages 165-175
  11. Takeshi Nishio, Koji Sakamoto
    Pages 177-188
  12. Sang Woo Bang, Katsunori Hatakeyama, Yoshihito Takahata
    Pages 189-198
  13. Satoshi Niikura
    Pages 199-216
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 217-220

About this book


This book summarizes the latest information and the status quo of radish genome studies to stimulate innovations and improvements in breeding techniques and to promote further advances in the field.

Radish (Raphanus sativus) is a member of the Brassicaceae family and is cultivated worldwide. Its varieties have been diversified in terms of size, shape, and the color of their roots and bio-components. Thanks to the development of high-throughput molecular techniques using next generation sequencers, complete genomes of cultivated and wild radish plants have been sequenced and published with annotations of predicted genes and single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) information between radish cultivars and accessions. These, together with the construction of a high-density genetic map of radish and profiling of expression sequences in radish organs, have accelerated genetic studies, such as the identification of genes or loci associated with root development, pungent components, and plant disease resistance. Providing an overview of these advances, this book is a valuable resource for scientists involved in plant genetic research and crop breeding.


Raphanus sativus whole-genome sequencing wild radish tuberous root development glucosinolate biosynthesis self-incompatibility genes intergeneric hybridization breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • Takeshi Nishio
    • 1
  • Hiroyasu Kitashiba
    • 2
  1. 1.Graduate School of Agricultural ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Agricultural ScienceTohoku UniversitySendaiJapan

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