Functional Genomics and Biotechnology in Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae Crops

This volume summarizes recent technological advances in the design and engineering of Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae crops. It begins with contributions on the tomato and melon genome sequence, databases for Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae research, DNA markers in the breeding of the two families, and mu...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Ezura, Hiroshi (Editor), Ariizumi, Tohru (Editor), Garcia-Mas, Jordi (Editor), Rose, Jocelyn (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2016, 2016
Edition:1st ed. 2016
Series:Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:This volume summarizes recent technological advances in the design and engineering of Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae crops. It begins with contributions on the tomato and melon genome sequence, databases for Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae research, DNA markers in the breeding of the two families, and mutant resources and TILLING platforms in tomato research. Subsequent chapters address the use of molecular techniques for the modification of important breeding traits, such as tomato fruit set, growth, ripening, and sugar accumulation, as well as disease and insect resistance in melons. The volume closes with chapters on genome editing using artificial nucleases as a future breeding tool, and on the development of an in silico crop design system. It offers a valuable resource for plant breeders, molecular biologists, and agronomists.
Physical Description:VIII, 165 p. 6 illus., 5 illus. in color online resource
ISBN:9783662485354