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Genetics, Genomics, and Breeding of Bananas

Series: Genetic, Genomics and Breeding of Crop Plants

Edited By: Michael Pillay, George Ude and Chittaranjan Kole

350 pages, 4 colour & 24 b/w illustrations

Science Publishers

Hardback | Mar 2012 | #198573 | ISBN-13: 9781578087884
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NHBS Price: £76.99 $98/€86 approx

About this book

This book is to gathers, in one volume, the latest information on the genomic researches of Musa. A group of leading experts in Musa genetics, genomics and breeding contributed to this volume in a style that will be understood by students and researchers. This book provides basic as well as advanced information for those interested in learning more about the banana genome and its improvement as well for those pursuing further research in the crop.


- Introduction
- Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding in Musa
- Diversity Analysis of Banana to Decipher the Origin of Cultivars
- Molecular Marker Techniques in Musa Genomic Research, Michael Pillay
- Molecular Linkage Maps: Strategies, Resources and Achievements
- Mapping and Tagging of Simply Inherited Traits in Musa
- Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits
- Map-Based Cloning in Musa spp.
- Functional Genomics and Transcriptomics in Musa, Michael Pillay, S. Elayabalan, K.A. Kumar, and Silvas Jabekumar Prince
- Proteomics and Metabolomics of Musa
- Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool
- Genomics of Mycosphaerella fijiensis-The Causal Agent of Black Sigatoka in Musa spp.
- Genomics of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. cubense Causing Wilt Disease in Banana (Musa spp.)
- Disease Resistance-Related Genes in Banana: The Cases of NBS, Pto and NPR1 Genes
- A Case for Molecular Breeding in Musa
- Conclusion and Prospects in Musa Research

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