Root Genomics

  • Antonio Costa de Oliveira
  • Rajeev K. Varshney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Antonio Costa de Oliveira, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 1-10
  3. Beata Orman, Aleksander Ligeza, Iwona Szarejko, Miroslaw Maluszynski
    Pages 11-72
  4. Ulrike Mathesius, Giel E. van Noorden
    Pages 73-97
  5. Aparna Deshpande, Ana Clara Pontaroli, Srinivasa R. Chaluvadi, Fang Lu, Jeffrey L. Bennetzen
    Pages 99-111
  6. Véronique Gruber, Ons Zahaf, Anouck Diet, Axel de Zélicourt, Laura de Lorenzo, Martin Crespi
    Pages 113-132
  7. Owen A. Hoekenga, Jurandir V. Magalhaes
    Pages 133-153
  8. Rogerio O. Sousa, Antonio Costa de Oliveira
    Pages 155-178
  9. Roberto Tuberosa, Silvio Salvi, Silvia Giuliani, Maria Corinna Sanguineti, Elisabetta Frascaroli, Sergio Conti et al.
    Pages 179-204
  10. M. S. Sheshshayee, Ehab Abou-Kheir, Sreevathsa Rohini, Namita Srivastava, B. Mohanraju, Karaba N. Nataraja et al.
    Pages 205-232
  11. Rajeev K. Varshney, Lekha Pazhamala, Junichi Kashiwagi, Pooran M. Gaur, L. Krishnamurthy, Dave Hoisington
    Pages 233-250
  12. Harsh Raman, Perry Gustafson
    Pages 251-287
  13. Abdelbagi M. Ismail, Michael J. Thomson
    Pages 289-311
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 313-318

About this book


With the predicted increase of the human population and the subsequent need for larger food supplies, root health in crop plants could play a major role in providing sustainable highly productive crops that can cope with global climate changes. While the essentiality of roots and their relation to plant performance is broadly recognized, less is known about the role of roots in plant growth and development. “Root Genomics” examines how various new genomic technologies are rapidly being applied to the study of roots, including high-throughput sequencing and genotyping, TILLING, transcription factor analysis, comparative genomics, gene discovery and transcriptional profiling, post-transcriptional events regulating microRNAs, proteome profiling and the use of molecular markers such as SSRs, DArTs, and SNPs for QTL analyses and the identification of superior genes/alleles. The book also covers topics such as the molecular breeding of crops in problematic soils and the responses of root systems to a variety of stresses.


Crop productivity Drought tolerance Molecular plant breeding Plant growth and development Plant soil interactions Plant stress

Editors and affiliations

  • Antonio Costa de Oliveira
    • 1
  • Rajeev K. Varshney
    • 2
  1. 1.Centro de Genômica e, Fitomelhoramento (CGF)Universidade Federal de Pelotas (UFPel)PelotasBrazil
  2. 2.ICRISATCentre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)PatancheruIndia

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