Translational Genomics for Crop BreedingBiotic Stress
Genomic Applications for Crop Breeding: Biotic Stress is the first of two volumes looking at the latest advances in genomic applications to crop breeding. This volume focuses on genomic-assisted advances for improving economically important crops against biotic stressors, such as viruses, fungi, nematodes, and bacteria. Looking at key advances in crops such as rice, barley, wheat, and potato amongst others, Genomic Applications for Crop Breeding: Biotic Stress will be an essential reference for crop scientists, geneticists, breeders, industry personnel and advanced students in the field.
Foreword vii Preface ix Chapter 1 Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding for Biotic Stress Resistance: An Introduction 1 Rajeev K. Varshney and Roberto Tuberosa Chapter 2 Bacterial Blight Resistance in Rice 11 Yanjun Kou and Shiping Wang Chapter 3 The Genetic Basis of Disease Resistance in Maize 31 Tiffany Jamann, Rebecca Nelson, and Peter Balint-Kurti Chapter 4 Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Fusarium Head Blight Resistance in Wheat 45 Hermann Buerstmayr, Maria Buerstmayr, Wolfgang Schweiger, and Barbara Steiner Chapter 5 Virus Resistance in Barley 63 Frank Ordon and Dragan Perovic Chapter 6 Molecular Breeding for Striga Resistance in Sorghum 77 Santosh P. Deshpande, Abdalla Mohamed, and Charles Thomas Hash, Jr. Chapter 7 Nematode Resistance in Soybean 95 Tri D. Vuong, Yongqing Jiao, J. Grover Shannon, and Henry T. Nguyen Chapter 8 Marker-Assisted Selection for Biotic Stress Resistance in Peanut 125 Mark D. Burow, Soraya C. M. Leal-Bertioli, Charles E. Simpson, Peggy Ozias-Akins, Ye Chu, Nicholas N. Denwar, Jennifer Chagoya, James L. Starr, M´arcio C. Moretzsohn, Manish K. Pandey, Rajeev K.Varshney, C. Corley Holbrook, and David J. Bertioli Chapter 9 Organization of Genes Conferring Resistance to Anthracnose in Common Bean 151 Juan Jos´e Ferreira, Ana Campa, and James D. Kelly Chapter 10 Enabling Tools for Modern Breeding of Cowpea for Biotic Stress Resistance 183 Bao-Lam Huynh, Jeffrey D. Ehlers, Timothy J. Close, Ndiaga Ciss´e, Issa Drabo, Ousmane Boukar, Mitchell R. Lucas, Steve Wanamaker, Marti Pottorff, and Philip A. Roberts Chapter 11 Disease Resistance in Chickpea 201 Teresa Mill´an, Eva Madrid, Muhammad Imtiaz, Mohamed Kharrat, and Weidong Chen Chapter 12 Resistance to Late Blight in Potato 221 Jadwiga´ Sliwka and Ewa Zimnoch-Guzowska Chapter 13 Late Blight of Tomato 241 Marcin Nowicki, Elÿzbieta U. Kozik, and Majid R. Foolad Chapter 14 Marker-Assisted Selection for Disease Resistance in Lettuce 267 I. Simko Chapter 15 Marker-Assisted Breeding for Cassava Mosaic Disease Resistance 291 E. Okogbenin, I. Moreno, J. Tomkins, C.M. Fauquet, G. Mkamilo, and M. Fregene Chapter 16 Genetics and Gene Mapping of Disease Resistance in Brassica 327 Genyi Li and Peter B.E. McVetty Appendix I – Contributors 345 Appendix II – Reviewers 351 Index 353 Color plate section can be found between pages 182 and 183.
Rajeev K. Varshney is a Principal Scientist (Applied Genomics), Director, Centre of Excellence in Genomics and Research Programme Director- Grain Legumes at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) in Hyderabad (India), and an adjunct Professor at the University of Western Australia in Perth, Australia. Roberto Tuberosa is a Professor in Biotechnology Applied to Plant Breeding in the Department of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Bologna, Italy.
Genomics research has revolutionized the field of crop science. Researchers have mapped the genomes of many key crops, and the genetic information unlocked by these efforts has now matured to the point where they can be applied to practical crop breeding and improvement efforts. Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding spans two volumes that focus, separately and together, on efforts of translating these findings into improved cultivars and populations. Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Biotic Stress focuses on improving the resistance of crops to a wide variety of biotic stressors, including viruses, fungal infections and pests. This volume explores the challenges of improving crop traits essential to warding off pathogens and pests in the dynamic environments. Providing timely coverage of on an urgently important topic, Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Biotic Stress will be an essential reference for anyone working in the fields of crop breeding, genetics, and improvement.
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