Plant Genome Diversity Volume 1

Plant Genomes, their Residents, and their Evolutionary Dynamics

  • Jonathan F. Wendel
  • Johann Greilhuber
  • Jaroslav Dolezel
  • Ilia J. Leitch

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Eduard Kejnovsky, Jennifer S. Hawkins, Cédric Feschotte
    Pages 17-34
  3. R. Keith Slotkin, Saivageethi Nuthikattu, Ning Jiang
    Pages 35-58
  4. Cory D. Hirsch, Jiming Jiang
    Pages 59-70
  5. Maria F. Siomos, Karel Riha
    Pages 71-82
  6. Tzuu-fen Lee, Pingchuan Li, Blake C. Meyers
    Pages 83-101
  7. Sabarinath Subramaniam, Michael Freeling
    Pages 113-122
  8. Jeffrey P. Mower, Daniel B. Sloan, Andrew J. Alverson
    Pages 123-144
  9. Paul G. Wolf
    Pages 145-154
  10. Michael S. Barker, Gregory J. Baute, Shao-Lun Liu
    Pages 155-169
  11. Gonzalo Nieto Feliner, Josep A. Rosselló
    Pages 171-193
  12. A. H. Paterson, X. Wang, H. Tang, T. H. Lee
    Pages 195-207
  13. Petr Šmarda, Petr Bureš
    Pages 209-235
  14. Xiaoyu Zhang
    Pages 237-255
  15. Christina L. Richards, Koen J. F. Verhoeven, Oliver Bossdorf
    Pages 257-274
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 275-279

About this book


In this timely new 2-volume treatise, experts from around the world have banded together to produce a first-of-its-kind synopsis of the exciting and fast moving field of plant evolutionary genomics. In Volume I of Plant Genome Diversity, an update is provided on what we have learned from plant genome sequencing projects. This is followed by more focused chapters on the various genomic “residents” of plant genomes, including transposable elements, centromeres, small RNAs, and the evolutionary dynamics of genes and non-coding sequences. Attention is drawn to advances in our understanding of plant mitochondrial and plastid genomes, as well as the significance of duplication in genic evolution and the non-independent evolution among sequences in plant genomes. Finally, Volume I provides an introduction to the vibrant new frontier of plant epigenomics, describing the current state of our knowledge and the evolutionary implications of the epigenomic landscape.


Divergent Lineages Diversity Epigenomics Evolution Genomics Molecular Biology Plant Genome

Editors and affiliations

  • Jonathan F. Wendel
    • 1
  • Johann Greilhuber
    • 2
  • Jaroslav Dolezel
    • 3
  • Ilia J. Leitch
    • 4
  1. 1.Dept. BotanyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.Inst. Botanik und Botanischer GartenUniversität WienWienAustria
  3. 3.Inst. Experimental Botany, Dept. Plant BiotechnologyASCR OlomoucOlomoucCzech Republic
  4. 4.Dept. Jodrell Lab.Royal Botanic Gardens, KewRichmondUnited Kingdom

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