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Main Title Marker-Assisted Plant Breeding: Principles and Practices [electronic resource] /
Author Singh, B.D.
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Singh, A.K.
Publisher Springer India : Imprint: Springer,
Year Published 2015
Call Number SB123-123.5; S494.5.B563
ISBN 9788132223160
Subjects Life sciences. ; Biodiversity. ; Conservation biology. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Plant breeding.
Internet Access
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Collation XXXIX, 514 p. 109 illus., 61 illus. in color. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Part 1-General -- 1. Introduction to Marker-Assisted Crop Improvement -- Part 2-Genetic Markers -- 2. Hybridization-Based Markers -- 3. Polymerase Chain Reaction-Based Markers -- 4. Sequence-Based Markers -- Part 3-Linkage Maps -- 5. Mapping Populations -- 6. Linkage Mapping of Molecular Markers and Oligogenes -- 7. Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci -- 8. Association Mapping -- Part 4-Applications -- 9. Marker-Assisted Selection -- 10. Genomic Selection -- 11. Phylogenetic Relationships and Genetic Diversity -- 12. Finger printing and Gene Cloning -- 13. High-Throughput Genotyping -- 14. Bioinformatics Tools and Databases for Genomics Research -- 15. Phenomics. Marker-assisted plant breeding involves the application of molecular marker techniques and statistical and bioinformatics tools to achieve plant breeding objectives in a cost-effective and time-efficient manner. This book is intended for beginners in the field who have little or no prior exposure to molecular markers and their applications, but who do have a basic knowledge of genetics and plant breeding, and some exposure to molecular biology. An attempt has been made to provide sufficient basic information in an easy-to-follow format, and also to discuss current issues and developments so as to offer comprehensive coverage of the subject matter. The book will also be useful for breeders and research workers, as it offers a broad range of up-to-the-year information, including aspects like the development of different molecular markers and their various applications. In the first chapter, the field of marker-assisted plant breeding is introduced and placed in the proper perspective in relation to plant breeding. The next three chapters describe the various molecular marker systems, while mapping populations and mapping procedures including high-throughput genotyping are discussed in the subsequent five chapters. Four chapters are devoted to various applications of markers, e.g. marker-assisted selection, genomic selection, diversity analysis, finger printing and positional cloning. In closing, the last two chapters provide information on relevant bioinformatics tools and the rapidly evolving field of phenomics.