Forest Trees

  • Chittaranjan Kole

Part of the Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants book series (GENMAPP, volume 7)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Anne M. Rae, Nathaniel R. Street, Maricela Rodríguez-Acosta
    Pages 1-28
  3. C. Plomion, D. Chagné, D. Pot, S. Kumar, P. L. Wilcox, R. D. Burdon et al.
    Pages 29-92
  4. Jean Bousquet, Nathalie Isabel, Betty Pelgas, Joan Cottrell, Dainis Rungis, Kermit Ritland
    Pages 93-114
  5. Alexander A. Myburg, Brad M. Potts, Cristina M. Marques, Matias Kirst, Jean-Marc Gion, Dario Grattapaglia et al.
    Pages 115-160
  6. Antoine Kremer, Manuela Casasoli, Teresa Barreneche, Catherine Bodénès, Paul Sisco, Thomas Kubisiak et al.
    Pages 161-187
  7. Charles H. Michler, Keith E. Woeste, Paula M. Pijut
    Pages 189-198
  8. J. E. Carlson, A. Traore, H. A. Agrama, K. V. Krutovsky
    Pages 199-210
  9. Teiji Kondo, Noritsugu Kuramoto
    Pages 211-221
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 223-232

About this book


Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants presents the current status of the elucidation and improvement of plant genomes of economic interest. The focus is on genetic and physical mapping, positioning, cloning, monitoring of desirable genes by molecular breeding and the most recent advances in genomics. The series comprises seven volumes: Cereals and Millets; Oilseeds; Pulses, Sugar and Tuber Crops; Fruits and Nuts; Vegetables; Technical Crops; and Forest Trees.

Forest trees cover one third of the global land surface, constitute many ecosystems and play a pivotal role in the world economy. Despite their importance in the economy, ecology and environment, genetic analysis and breeding efforts have lagged behind. Presented here are chapters on Populus trees, pines, Fagaceae trees, eucalypts, spruces, Douglas fir and black walnut, and a first-ever detailed review of Cryptomeria japonica. Innovative strategies to address the inherent problems of genome analysis of tree species are thoroughly discussed.


Economic plants Fagaceae Field crops Gene maps Plant breeding breeding cloning ecology ecosystem forest trees genes genome

Editors and affiliations

  • Chittaranjan Kole
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of HorticultureThe Pennsylvania State UniversityUniversity ParkUSA

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