Translational Genomics for Crop BreedingImprovement for Abiotic Stress, Quality and Yield Improvement
Genomic Applications for Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress, Quality and Yield Improvement is the second of two volumes looking at the latest advances in genomic applications to crop breeding. This volume focuses on advances improving crop resistance to abiotic stresses such as extreme heat, drought, flooding as well as advances made in quality and yield improvement. Chapters examine advances in such key crops as rice, maize, and sugarcane, among others. Genomic Applications for Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress, Quality and Yield Improvement complements the earlier volume on biotic stressors and will be an essential purchase for those interested in crop science and food production.
Foreword vii Preface ix Chapter 1 Translational Genomics for Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress Tolerance, Yield, and Quality, An Introduction 1 Rajeev K. Varshney and Roberto Tuberosa Chapter 2 Applying Genomics Tools for Breeding Submergence Tolerance in Rice 9 Endang M. Septiningsih, Bertrand C. Y. Collard, Sigrid Heuer, Julia Bailey-Serres, Abdelbagi M. Ismail, and David J. Mackill Chapter 3 Genomics Applications to Salinity Tolerance Breeding in Rice 31 J. Damien Platten, Michael J. Thomson, and Abdelbagi M. Ismail Chapter 4 Marker-Assisted Introgression of Major QTLs for Grain Yield Under Drought in Rice 47 Arvind Kumar, Shalabh Dixit, and Amelia Henry Chapter 5 Molecular Breeding for Phosphorus-efficient Rice 65 Sigrid Heuer, J.H. Chin, R. Gamuyao, S.M. Haefele, and M. Wissuwa Chapter 6 Aluminum Tolerance in Sorghum and Maize 83 Jurandir V. Magalhaes, Lyza G. Maron, Miguel A. Pi˜neros, Claudia T. Guimar˜aes, and Leon V. Kochian Chapter 7 Freezing Tolerance in the Triticeae 99 Galiba Gabor, Eric J. Stockinger, Enrico Francia, Justyna Milc, Gabor Kocsy, and Nicola Pecchioni Chapter 8 Molecular Breeding for Stay-Green: Progress and Challenges in Sorghum 125 Vincent Vadez, Santosh Deshpande, Jana Kholova, Punna Ramu, and C. Tom Hash Chapter 9 Genetic Improvement of Grain Quality in Japonica Rice 143 Kiyosumi Hori and Masahiro Yano Chapter 10 Biofortified Maize – A Genetic Avenue for Nutritional Security 161 Raman Babu, Natalia Palacios, and BM Prasanna Chapter 11 Marker-Assisted Backcrossing Selection for High O/L Ratio in Cultivated Peanut 177 Padmalatha Koilkonda, Chikara Kuwata, Masanobu Fukami, Kenta Shirasawa, Koh Aoki, Satoshi Tabata, Makoto Hasegawa, Hiroyuki Kiyoshima, Shigeru Suzuki, Shigemi Sasamoto, Atsushi Kurabayashi, Hisano Tsuruoka, Tsuyuko Wada, and Sachiko Isobe Chapter 12 Genomics-Assisted Breeding for Tomato Fruit Quality in the Next-Generation Omics Age 193 Matthew P. Kinkade and Majid R. Foolad Chapter 13 Improvement of Yield per se in Sugarcane 211 M. Gouy, S. Nibouche, J.Y. Hoarau, and L. Costet Appendix I – Contributors 239 Appendix II – Reviewers 243 Index 245 Color plate section can be found between pages 82 and 83.
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 routinely applied to breeding efforts. Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding spans two volumes that focus, separately and together, on efforts of translating these findings into improved cultivars and populations. Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress, Yield and Quality focuses on issues of abiotic stressors, such as soil conditions, water availability and temperature, as well as efforts to improve overall nutritional quality and yield of key crops. Genomic technologies show great promise to increasing yields and nutritional value of crops in unfavorable environments. This volume reviews the latest advances and future directions in applying genomic-assisted breeding technologies to improving key food crops. Comprehensively reviewing a rapidly advancing field, Translational Genomics in Crop Breeding: Abiotic Stress, Yield, and Quality is an essential reference for anyone working in the fields of crop breeding, genetics and improvement.
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