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Marker-Assisted Plant Breeding: Principles and Practices

  • B.D. Singh
  • A.K. Singh

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxix
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. B. D. Singh, A. K. Singh
      Pages 3-16
  3. Genetic Markers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
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      Pages 47-75
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      Pages 77-122
  4. Linkage Maps

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 123-123
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  5. Applications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 257-257
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      Pages 259-293
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      Pages 295-312
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 463-514

About this book

Introduction

Marker-assisted plant breeding involves the application of molecular marker techniques and statistical and bioinformatics tools to achieve plant breeding objectives in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. This book is intended for beginners in the field who have little or no prior exposure to molecular markers and their applications, but who do have a basic knowledge of genetics and plant breeding, and some exposure to molecular biology. An attempt has been made to provide sufficient basic information in an easy-to-follow format, and also to discuss current issues and developments so as to offer comprehensive coverage of the subject matter. The book will also be useful for breeders and research workers, as it offers a broad range of up-to-the-year information, including aspects like the development of different molecular markers and their various applications. In the first chapter, the field of marker-assisted plant breeding is introduced and placed in the proper perspective in relation to plant breeding. The next three chapters describe the various molecular marker systems, while mapping populations and mapping procedures including high-throughput genotyping are discussed in the subsequent five chapters. Four chapters are devoted to various applications of markers, e.g. marker-assisted selection, genomic selection, diversity analysis, finger printing and positional cloning. In closing, the last two chapters provide information on relevant bioinformatics tools and the rapidly evolving field of phenomics.

Keywords

Association Mapping Genomic selection Linkage Mapping (of Genes/QTLs) Mapping populations Marker-Assisted Selection Molecular Markers Phenomics

Authors and affiliations

  • B.D. Singh
    • 1
  • A.K. Singh
    • 2
  1. 1.School of BiotechnologyBanaras Hindu UniversityVaranasiIndia
  2. 2.Division of GeneticsIndian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia

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