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The Teak Genome

  • Presents comprehensive information on classical genetics, molecular genetics, genetic diversity, breeding, clonal forestry, and wood properties in teak; a tree used for timber because of its high durability, strength, stability, attractive color, and resistance to pests and diseases

  • Enumerates on characterized genes from the genome and transcriptome useful for molecular breeding

  • Enumerates on whole genome sequencing, comparative genomics, and functional genomics

  • Deliberates on important teak wood compounds, their properties, and relevance for the market

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

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Table of contents (16 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxv
  2. Teak: The King of Timbers

    • Sandeep Sasidharan, Yasodha Ramasamy
    Pages 1-11
  3. Teak Plantations and Wood Production

    • Sandeep Sasidharan
    Pages 13-25
  4. Modern Silvicultural Practices and Productivity of Teak

    • Buvaneswaran Chelliah, Anurag Ravi, Nagarnambi Muthurasu
    Pages 27-44
  5. Analysis and Modeling of Teak Growth: New Perspectives for Productivity Evaluation

    • Héctor Restrepo, Sergio Orrego, Danny Torres
    Pages 45-56
  6. Economics of Teak

    • Yann Emmanuel Miassi, Fabrice Kossivi Dossa, Şinasi Akdemir, Ufuk Gültekin
    Pages 57-66
  7. Teak Biology and Ecology

    • Vadakkethil Balakrishnan Sreekumar, Madambi Sankarankutty Sanil
    Pages 67-81
  8. Teakwood Chemistry and Natural Durability

    • Florence Bobelé Niamké, Nadine Amusant, Adima Amissa Augustin, Gilles Chaix
    Pages 83-102
  9. Wood Properties and Their Variations in Teak

    • Roger Moya, Carolina Tenorio
    Pages 103-137
  10. Seed Biology and Seed Orchard Dynamics in Teak

    • Anadalakshmi Ravichand, Rajesh P. Gunaga
    Pages 139-153
  11. Clonal Teak

    • Olivier Monteuuis
    Pages 155-169
  12. Genetic Improvement of Teak

    • Andrew N. Callister
    Pages 191-218
  13. Molecular Physiology of Teak

    • Vladimir Camel, Esteban Galeano
    Pages 219-236
  14. Genome of Teak: Structure and Features

    • Suma Arun Dev, Yasodha Ramasamy
    Pages 237-251
  15. Functional Genomics of Teak

    • Perla Novais de Oliveira, Fernando Matias, Esteban Galeano, Helaine Carrer
    Pages 253-265

About this book

This book is the first comprehensive compilation of knowledge on teak biology, ecology, clonal forestry, clonal registration, seed biology, and seed orchards. The teak genetic diversity, the sequenced genome, and transcriptomes from different tissues and their implications in modern tree improvement and material selection have been comprehensively discussed. The book also presents a narrative on wood characterization, wood chemistry, modern silviculture, growth and modelling, and economics of this valued tropical species. Altogether, the book contains about 200 pages over 16 chapters authored by globally reputed experts on the relevant field in this tropical tree. This book is useful to students, teachers, and scientists, and wood-based industries are interested in forestry, biology, seed orchards, breeding, genetic diversity, molecular genetics, in vitro culture, wood chemistry, and structural and functional genomics.


  • Tectona grandis
  • Classical Tree Improvement
  • Seed Orchard Dynamics
  • Wood Production and Chemistry
  • Plantations
  • Genome Sequence
  • Functional Genomics

Editors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding (ICFRE), Coimbatore, India

    Yasodha Ramasamy

  • Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada

    Esteban Galeano

  • Faculty of Forestry, Biodiversity and Wildlife Conservation Department, University of Forestry and Environmental Science, Yezin, Myanmar

    Thwe Thwe Win

About the editors

Dr. Yasodha Ramasamy is experienced in forest biotechnology for 30 years and is presently working as a senior scientist at Institute of Forest Genetics and Tree Breeding, Coimbatore. She has expertise in tree tissue culture, clonal propagation, DNA markers, QTL mapping, and association genetics.  Her research on micropropagation of bamboos, eucalypts and teak has been translated to field reality in the form of on-farm trials and large-scale adoption. She has substantially contributed in molecular characterization for clones, hybrids, and natural populations of eucalypts, teak, acacia, red sanders, and casuarina with various DNA marker systems for genetic diversity assessment, hybrid purity testing, and clonal DNA fingerprinting. Her research results were published in more than 40 international journals and book chapters. She has published the draft genome of teak by implementing a hybrid assembly strategy to integrate the short and long-read data. The genome assembly data was characterized to categorize the various groups of repeat elements and genes that encode proteins involved in the durability of teak which paved way for functional genomic analysis. SSRs variations across teak samples were identified, which served as genotypic markers for tree improvement and teak genetic resource conservation programs. She has guided several students for their doctoral research and post-graduate thesis dissertations. She has been awarded for research excellence in forest biotechnology and honored with national and international fellowships. Her current area of research includes SNP-based genetic linkage map development in tropical eucalypts and population genome analyses in teak toward deciphering genome-wide associations for climate adaptation.

Dr. Esteban Galeano is a well-experienced research scientist with research achievements in plant structural genomics, functional genomics, tree breeding, plant molecular genetics, and plant physiology in both temperate/tropical trees and in native/exotic species. His research findings have been published in several international journals. He has reviewed several manuscripts related to teak genetics, genomics, and tree improvement. In his 15 years of experience working with teak and other tree species, he has been part of academic groups in several universities. Also, he has worked in private companies and in the public sector doing research, management, and on the innovation and development of plant biotechnology programs. One of his most relevant investigations was to establish the transcriptional profiling of several tissues of teak through RNA Illumina sequencing. The obtention  of thousands of expresses genes allowed to deeply study several teak transcription factors and regulatory networks, opening an enormous door for students, scientists, and researchers to begin characterizing interesting/target genes from those transcriptional profiles. He has also internationally collaborated with many researchers and institutions in the world, giving workshops, master classes, and lectures regarding tree genetics. He is currently a research associate at the University of Alberta (Canada), working with tree improvement programs funded by Canadian forestry companies. His current interest is in the early selection of elite plant material incorporating different cutting-edge approaches, such as qRT-PCR, SNP-based analysis for pedigree reconstruction and genomic selection, and advanced genetic mixed models, for both tropical and temperate tree species.

Dr. Thwe Thwe Win has about 20 years of experiences in genetic studies, tree improvement, and conservation of precious tropical timber species, teak. She is working on the investigation of genetic information of teak from native region and population genetic study and geographic variation of teak in Myanmar. She was awarded MEXT scholar for her M.Sc. and Ph.D. study in Japan. She also received the ITTO fellowship for her teak research. As her research was outstanding, she was selected as a best Ph.D. student in Forestry Ecosystem Department of the University of Tokyo, Japan. She has published 13 research articles in national and international journals. She serves as a National Competent Authority of Myanmar for the implementation of CBD. She always encourages the people who establish the teak plantations for government and private sectors to use the genetically sound planting materials not only for production but also for conservation aspects. At the University of Forestry and Environmental Science, she supervises undergraduate and post-graduate students to accomplish their study. She also did peer review for several journals. 

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Teak Genome

  • Editors: Yasodha Ramasamy, Esteban Galeano, Thwe Thwe Win

  • Series Title: Compendium of Plant Genomes

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-030-79310-4Published: 02 September 2021

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-030-79313-5Published: 03 September 2022

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-030-79311-1Published: 01 September 2021

  • Series ISSN: 2199-4781

  • Series E-ISSN: 2199-479X

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXV, 265

  • Number of Illustrations: 8 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Plant Science, Genetics and Genomics, Biotechnology, Agriculture

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  • ISBN: 978-3-030-79311-1
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Softcover Book USD 199.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 199.99
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