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Genetics and Genomics of Linum

  • Analyzes novel genetic characteristics in flax which have important implications for improvement of crop plants

  • Includes a complete assembled genome sequence and its transcriptome

  • Provides insight into the issues surrounding transgenic flax with important conclusions regarding acceptability

  • Evaluates health benefits of this plant for humans and as animal feed

Part of the book series: Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models (PGG, volume 23)

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Table of contents (17 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. A Molecular View of Flax Gene Pool

    • Yong-Bi Fu
    Pages 17-37
  3. The First Flax Genome Assembly

    • Michael K. Deyholos
    Pages 63-72
  4. Assembly of the Flax Genome into Chromosomes

    • Frank M. You, Sylvie Cloutier
    Pages 73-87
  5. Comparison Between the Genomes of a Fiber and an Oil-Seed Variety of Flax

    • Christopher A. Cullis, Margaret A. Cullis
    Pages 89-96
  6. Linum Genetic Markers, Maps, and QTL Discovery

    • Sylvie Cloutier, Frank M. You, Braulio J. Soto-Cerda
    Pages 97-117
  7. Genetic Potential and Gene Expression Landscape in Flax

    • Jonathan S. Griffiths, Raju S. S. Datla
    Pages 119-128
  8. Flax Small RNAs

    • Alexey A. Dmitriev, Anna V. Kudryavtseva, Nataliya V. Melnikova
    Pages 129-144
  9. Development of Flax (Linum usitatissimum L.) Mutant Populations for Forward and Reverse Genetics

    • Sébastien Grec, Marion Dalmais, Manash Chatterjee, Abdelhafid Bendahmane, Simon Hawkins
    Pages 145-165
  10. Linum Lignan and Associated Biochemical Pathways in Human Health and Plant Defense

    • Syed G. A. Moinuddin, John R. Cort, Clyde A. Smith, Christophe Hano, Laurence B. Davin, Norman G. Lewis
    Pages 167-193
  11. Flax Transformation via Floral-Dipping

    • Nasmah Bastaki, Christopher A. Cullis
    Pages 195-214
  12. Disease Resistance Genes in Flax

    • Christopher A. Cullis
    Pages 215-225
  13. Origin and Induction of the Flax Genotrophs

    • Christopher A. Cullis
    Pages 227-234
  14. Flax Genome “Edits” in Response to the Growth Environment

    • Christopher A. Cullis, Margaret A. Cullis
    Pages 235-248
  15. Transgenic Flax and the Triffid Affair

    • Camille D. Ryan, Stuart J. Smyth
    Pages 249-260
  16. Back Matter

    Pages 265-270

About this book

Linum (flax) is a genus of about 200 species in the flowering plant family Linaceae. The genus includes common flax, which is one of the best fibers to produce linen, the seeds to produce linseed oil and has health-related properties of flax in human and animal nutrition.

This book describes the genetics and genomics of Linum including the development of extensive experimental resources (e.g. whole genome sequence, efficient transformation methods, insertional mutant collections, large germplasm collections, resequenced genomes) that have led much progress and its economic importance. The methods and use of Linum to address a wide range of applications (e.g. disease resistance, cell wall composition, abiotic stress tolerance, floral development, natural diversity) is also discussed.

Keywords

  • Flax
  • genome
  • transcriptome
  • breeding
  • evolution
  • Systematic Botany

Editors and Affiliations

  • Department of Biology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, USA

    Christopher A. Cullis

About the editor

Christopher Cullis is the Francis Hobart Professor of Biology at Case Western Reserve University. He received his BSc from the University of London as a student at the University College of Rhodesia, and MSc and PhD degrees from the University of East Anglia. He has previously worked as a scientist at the John Innes Institute and spent two years as a director of the Plant Genome Program at the National Science Foundation. His research interest is primarily on the flax genome and its variations. He has published 143 papers, one text book and edited three volumes. He has served as the editor for Research and Reports in Biology and on the editorial boards of Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and the Source Journal of Genomics. He has been the recipient of Civil Service (Nuffield and Leverhulme) Traveling Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship.

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eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-23964-0
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)