Chromosome Engineering in Plants: Genetics, Breeding, Evolution

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P.K. Gupta, T. Tsuchiya
Newnes, May 13, 1991 - Technology & Engineering - 656 pages
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This two-volume work surveys the entire range of general aspects of chromosome research on plants. This first volume is divided into two sections. Section A consists of 11 chapters covering the entire range of general aspects of chromosome research in plants (including a chapter on genetic engineering in crop improvement). Section B is devoted to cytogenetics of cereals and millets (wheat, rye, barley, triticale, oats, maize, rice, pearl millet, and minor millets). More than one chapter is devoted to the same crop to give a detailed treatment of chromosome research (including molecular biology) in these crops.

The second volume deals with cytogenetics of plant materials including legumes, vegetable and oil crops, sugar crops, forage crops, fibre crops, medicinal crops and ornamentals. This work will be useful both as a reference work and a teaching aid to satisfy a wide range of workers. Every chapter has been written by an expert who has been involved in chromosome research on a particular plant material for many years.


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Section AGeneral Features
Chapter 2 Terminology of Chromosome Numberst
Chapter 3 Genetic Engineering in Crop Improvement
Chapter 4 Variation in Nuclear and Individual Chromosomal DNA Content and its Role in Evolution of Plants
Chapter 5 Cytogenetics of Chromosome Interchanges in Plants
Chapter 6 Karyotype Reconstruction in Plants with Special Emphasis on Vicia faba L
Chapter 7 Cytogenetics of BChromosomes in Crops
Chapter 8 Cytogenetics of Polyploids and Their Diploid Progenitors
Chapter 17 Chromosome Mapping by Means of Aneuploid Analysis in Barley
Chapter 18 Chromosome Manipulations in Barley Breeding
Chapter 19 Production and Analysis of Chromosome Duplications in Barley
Chapter 20 Interspecific Hybrids within the Genus Hordeum
Chapter 21 Intergeneric Hybrids involving the Genus Hordeum
Chapter 22 The Chromosomes of Avena
Chapter 23 The Cytogenetic Evolution of Triticeae Grasses
Chapter 24 Cytogenetics of Zea and Tripsacum

Chapter 9 Monosomie Analysis in Maize and Other Diploid Crop Plants
Chapter 10 Cytogenetic Changes During Seed Storage
Chapter 11 Apomixis in Crop PlantsCytogenetic Basis and Role in Plant Breeding
Chapter 12 Cytogenetics of Wheat and its Close Wild RelativesTriticum and Aegilops
Chapter 13 Molecular Genetics of Wheat
Chapter 14 Alien Genetic Variation in Wheat Improvement
Chapter 15 Chromosome Manipulations in Secale Rye
Chapter 16 Cytogenetics of TriticaleA ManMade Cereal
Chapter 25 Cytogenetic Genetic and Plant Breeding Applications of B Translocations in Maize +
Chapter 26 Chromosome Manipulations in Maize
Chapter 27 Molecular Analysis of the Nucleolus Organizer Region in Maize
Chapter 28 Chromosome Architecture and Aneuploidy in Rice
Chapter 29 Pearl Millet Cytogenetics
Chapter 30 Cytogenetics of Minor Millets
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This book is the first of its kind, where twenty chapters written by experts of international repute, cover all aspects of cereal genomics research. In recent years genomics has become a thrust area of research in life sciences, and cereals, being the most important group of crops, their genomes have been subjected to intensive/extensive analyses. The knowledge and the products generated through cereal genomics research are already being used for plant breeding through both, the marker assisted selection (MAS) and transgenic cereals. The areas covered in this book include, development and use of all kinds of molecular markers (including SNPs), construction and use of molecular maps, study of population genetics and domestication of cereals using tools of genomics research, structural and functional genomics (including whole genome sequencing in Arabidopsis and rice), comparative genomics, QTLs (including epistatic and e-QTLs) and genes for resistance against biotic and abiotic stresses, marker assisted selection (MAS), map-based cloning of genes/QTLs and the use of genomics research for crop improvement. The book, therefore, should prove useful not only for students and teachers, but also for the young research workers, who are starting their research career in the field of cereal genomics.

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