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About this book
About this book
In this volume, world leaders in potato research review historical and contemporary potato research resulting in advances in nutritional quality, yield, disease and insect resistance, processability, plant growth and development, and other aspects. Also reviewed is research yielding significant molecular resources facilitating breeding, linkage and gene mapping, cytology, functional and structural genomics, and proteomics and metabolomics. Finally, future research developments that are likely to significantly advance efforts to understand and improve the potato are explored.
Introduction to Potato: J.M. Bradeen and K.G. Haynes A Brief History of the Potato Potato Morphology Potato Taxonomy, Related Species, and Crossability Potato Production Statistics Potato Nutritional Content Future Prospects for Potato Research and Production Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding: D. Carputo and L. Frusciante Introduction Conventional Breeding Methods Breeding Objectives Molecular Breeding for Potato Improvement: D. De Koeyer, H. Chen and V. Gustafson Introduction: Molecular Breeding--the Beginning of a New Era Germplasm and Variety Characterization Marker-assisted Gene Introgression Breeding Strategies Incorporating DNA Markers Transgenic Breeding Conclusions Molecular Linkage Maps: Strategies, Resources and Achievements: H. Mann, M. Iorizzo, L. Gao, N.D'Agostino,D. Carputo, M.L. Chiusano and J.M. Bradeen Introduction Brief History of Mapping Efforts in Potato Evolution of Marker Types: RFLPs to SNPs Potato Mapping Populations: Structures and Strategies Linkage Maps as Tools for Comparative Genomics: Accessing Biodiversity Mapping and Tagging of Simply Inherited Traits: J.C. Kuhl Introduction Virus Resistance Nematode Resistance Late Blight Resistance Conclusions Mapping Complex Potato Traits: G.J. Bryan Introduction Complex Traits in Potato Quantitative Pest and Disease Resistance Tuber Life-cycle Traits: Dormancy and Tuberization Tuber Morphological Traits: Tuber Shape and Eye Depth Tuber Quality Traits How Can the Genes for Potato Quantitative Traits be Identified? Population Genetics and Association Mapping: C. Gebhardt Introduction Potato Populations for Association Mapping Phenotypic Variation Detection and Scoring of DNA Variation Association Test Statistics Association Studies in Potato Conclusions and Outlook Cloning of Late Blight Resistance Genes: Strategies and Progress: J.M. Bradeen Introduction Potato R Gene Cloning Strategies Progress Towards Cloning Late Blight R Genes: A Timeline Future Prospects Application of Molecular Cytogenetics in Fundamental and Applied Research of Potato: T. Gavrilenko Introduction FISH Karyotyping and Physical Mapping of Potato Chromosomes Studying Natural and Artificial Polyploids by Genomic In Situ Hybridization Practical Applications of Molecular Cytogenetics Functional Genomics: Transcriptomics: X.-Q. Li Introduction Transcriptomics Technologies and Resources Generated Regulation of the Transcriptome Application of Transcriptomics Resources Concluding Remarks and Prospects Proteomics and Metabolomics: A.D. Hegeman Introduction Methodology Current State of (Untargeted) Potato Proteomics and Metabolomics Potato Protein and Metabolite Quality Traits Evaluation of Potato Tuber Nutrition, Safety and Genetic Modifications Conclusions Future Challenges and Prospects: T. Wendt and E. Mullins Introduction Challenges Prospects Conclusion