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The Carrot Genome

  • Gathers up-to-date research in the first volume dedicated to carrot genetics

  • Discusses the assembly and structure of the genome

  • Analyzes various advanced tools and approaches, including genetic engineering and bioinformatics

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

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Table of contents (19 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-ix
  2. Economic and Academic Importance

    • Philipp W. Simon
    Pages 1-8
  3. Daucus: Taxonomy, Phylogeny, Distribution

    • David M. Spooner
    Pages 9-26
  4. Carrot Floral Development and Reproductive Biology

    • Bettina Linke, Maria Soledad Alessandro, Claudio R. Galmarini, Thomas Nothnagel
    Pages 27-57
  5. Gene Flow in Carrot

    • Jennifer R. Mandel, Johanne Brunet
    Pages 59-76
  6. Carrot Domestication

    • Shelby Ellison
    Pages 77-91
  7. Genetic Resources for Carrot Improvement

    • Charlotte Allender
    Pages 93-100
  8. Carrot Molecular Genetics and Mapping

    • Massimo Iorizzo, Shelby Ellison, Marti Pottorff, Pablo F. Cavagnaro
    Pages 101-117
  9. Carrot Molecular Cytogenetics

    • Marina Iovene, Ewa Grzebelus
    Pages 119-135
  10. Classical and Molecular Carrot Breeding

    • Philipp W. Simon
    Pages 137-147
  11. Genetic Engineering of Carrot

    • Rafal Baranski, Aneta Lukasiewicz
    Pages 149-186
  12. The Carrot Nuclear Genome and Comparative Analysis

    • Massimo Iorizzo, Alicja Macko-Podgórni, Douglas Senalik, Allen Van Deynze, Philipp W. Simon
    Pages 187-204
  13. Carrot Organelle Genomes: Organization, Diversity, and Inheritance

    • David M. Spooner, Philipp W. Simon, Douglas Senalik, Massimo Iorizzo
    Pages 205-223
  14. Carrot Genetics, Omics and Breeding Toolboxes

    • Hamed Bostan, Douglas Senalik, Philipp W. Simon, Massimo Iorizzo
    Pages 225-245
  15. Carrot Carotenoid Genetics and Genomics

    • Philipp W. Simon, Emmanuel Geoffriau, Shelby Ellison, Massimo Iorizzo
    Pages 247-260
  16. Carrot Anthocyanin Diversity, Genetics, and Genomics

    • Pablo F. Cavagnaro, Massimo Iorizzo
    Pages 261-277
  17. Carrot Volatile Terpene Metabolism: Terpene Diversity and Biosynthetic Genes

    • Mwafaq Ibdah, Andrew Muchlinski, Mossab Yahyaa, Bhagwat Nawade, Dorothea Tholl
    Pages 279-293
  18. Genetics and Genomics of Carrot Biotic Stress

    • Lindsey J. du Toit, Valérie Le Clerc, Mathilde Briard
    Pages 317-362
  19. Genetics and Genomics of Carrot Abiotic Stress

    • Dariusz Grzebelus
    Pages 363-372

About this book

 This book provides an up-to-date review and analysis of the carrot’s nuclear and organellar genome structure and evolution. In addition, it highlights applications of carrot genomic information to elucidate the carrot’s natural and agricultural history, reproductive biology, and the genetic basis of traits important in agriculture and human health. The carrot genome was sequenced in 2016, and its relatively small diploid genome, combined with the fact that it is the most complete root crop genome released to date and the first-ever Euasterid II genome to be sequenced, mean the carrot has an important role in the study of plant development and evolution. In addition, the carrot is among the top ten vegetables grown worldwide, and the abundant orange provitamin A carotenoids that account for its familiar orange color make it the richest crop source of vitamin A in the US diet, and in much of the world. This book includes the latest genetic maps, genetic tools and resources, and covers advances in genetic engineering that are relevant for plant breeders and biologists alike.

Keywords

  • Daucus
  • Carrot Breeding
  • Molecular Cytogenetics
  • Carotenoid
  • Bioinformatics
  • Terpenoid
  • Anthocyanin
  • Domestication
  • Sugar Metabolism

Editors and Affiliations

  • Vegetable Crops Research Unit, USDA-ARS, Madison, USA

    Philipp Simon

  • Plants for Human Health Institute, North Carolina State University , Kannapolis, USA

    Massimo Iorizzo

  • University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland

    Dariusz Grzebelus

  • Faculty of Biotechnology and Horticulture, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland

    Rafal Baranski

About the editors

Philipp Simon, Vegetable Crops Research Unit, US Department of Agriculture Agricultural Research Service, Madison, WI, USA and Department of Horticulture, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, WI, USA

Massimo Iorizzo, Plants for Human Health Institute, Department of Horticultural Science, North Carolina State University, Kannapolis, NC, USA

Dariusz Grzebelus, Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Horticulture, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland

Rafal Baranski, Institute of Plant Biology and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biotechnology and Horticulture, University of Agriculture in Krakow, Krakow, Poland

Bibliographic Information

Buying options

eBook USD 149.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-030-03389-7
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)