The Grape Genome

  • Dario Cantu
  • M. Andrew Walker

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvii
  2. Julian M. Alston, Olena Sambucci
    Pages 1-24
  3. M. Andrew Walker, Claire Heinitz, Summaira Riaz, Jacob Uretsky
    Pages 25-38
  4. Yongfeng Zhou, Aline Muyle, Brandon S. Gaut
    Pages 39-55
  5. Maria Rosa Guasch-Jané
    Pages 57-75
  6. Rosa Figueroa-Balderas, Andrea Minio, Abraham Morales-Cruz, Amanda M. Vondras, Dario Cantu
    Pages 77-88
  7. Jérôme Grimplet, Grant R. Cramer
    Pages 89-101
  8. Silvia Vezzulli, Agnès Doligez, Diana Bellin
    Pages 103-136
  9. José Tomás Matus, Valentino Ruggieri, Francisco José Romero, Marco Moretto, Darren C. J. Wong
    Pages 137-166
  10. Junhua Kong, Margot Berger, Amélie Colling, Linda Stammitti, Emeline Teyssier, Philippe Gallusci
    Pages 167-197
  11. Lance Cadle-Davidson, Jason Londo, Dani Martinez, Surya Sapkota, Ben Gutierrez
    Pages 199-222
  12. Silvina Dayer, Idan Reingwirtz, Andrew J. McElrone, Gregory A. Gambetta
    Pages 223-245
  13. Rachele Falchi, Darren C. J. Wong, Yifan Yan, Stefania Savoi, Gregory A. Gambetta, Simone D. Castellarin
    Pages 247-274
  14. Mélanie Massonnet, Marianna Fasoli, Amanda M. Vondras, Sara Zenoni, Silvia Dal Santo, Alessandro Vannozzi et al.
    Pages 275-299
  15. Jean Catherine Dodson Peterson, Roger Duncan, Donna Hirschfelt, Chuck Ingels, Glenn McGourty, Rhonda Smith et al.
    Pages 301-318
  16. Ian Dry, Summaira Riaz, Marc Fuchs, Mark Sosnowski, Mark Thomas
    Pages 319-347
  17. Humberto Prieto, María Miccono, Carlos Aguirre, Evelyn Sánchez, Álvaro Castro
    Pages 349-367

About this book


This book describes the current state of international grape genomics, with a focus on the latest findings, tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing and analysis, and genetic mapping of important agronomic traits. It also discusses how these are having a direct impact on outcomes for grape breeders and the international grape research community. While V. vinifera is a model species, it is not always appreciated that its cultivation usually requires the use of other Vitis species as rootstocks. The book discusses genetic diversity within the Vitis genus, the available genetic resources for breeding, and the available genomic resources for other Vitis species.

Grapes (Vitis vinifera spp. vinifera) have been a source of food and wine since their domestication from their wild progenitor (Vitis vinifera ssp. sylvestris) around 8,000 years ago, and they are now the world’s most valuable horticultural crop. In addition to being economically important, V. vinifera is also a model organism for the study of perennial fruit crops for two reasons: Firstly, its ability to be transformed and micropropagated via somatic embryogenesis, and secondly its relatively small genome size of 500 Mb. The economic importance of grapes made V. vinifera an obvious early candidate for genomic sequencing, and accordingly, two draft genomes were reported in 2007. Remarkably, these were the first genomes of any fruiting crop to be sequenced and only the fourth for flowering plants. Although riddled with gaps and potentially omitting large regions of repetitive sequences, the two genomes have provided valuable insights into grape genomes. Cited in over 2,000 articles, the genome has served as a reference in more than 3,000 genome-wide transcriptional analyses. Further, recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics are enabling the assembly of reference-grade genome references for more grape genotypes revealing the exceptional extent of structural variation in the species.


whole genome sequencing molecular mapping of genes grape domestication grape systems biology grape epigenetics grapevine Vitis vinifera perennial fruit crop diversity of grape genotypes grape biotechnology viticulture wild grapes

Editors and affiliations

  • Dario Cantu
    • 1
  • M. Andrew Walker
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Viticulture and EnologyUniversity of California Davis Department of Viticulture and EnologyDavisUSA
  2. 2.Department of Viticulture and EnologyUniversity of California, Davis Department of Viticulture and EnologyDavisUSA

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