About this book
In addition to human consumption, the soybean is a major protein source in animal feeds and is becoming a major crop for biodiesel production. For many decades, plant breeders have used conventional breeding techniques to improve soybeans. While soybean production continues to expand as demand for soybeans and soybean products increases, there is a need for more sophisticated techniques. Bridging traditional research with modern molecular investigations on soybean, this volume explores the recent advances in soybean genome mapping, molecular breeding, genomics, sequencing, and bioinformatics. The book will be useful to soybean researchers as well as researchers working with other crop species.
Introduction, James Orf Classical Breeding and Genetics of Soybean, Andrew M. Scaboo, Pengyin Chen, David A. Sleper, and Kerry M. Clark Identification of Genes Underlying Simple Traits in Soybean, David Lightfoot Molecular Genetic Linkage Maps of Soybean, Sachiko Isobe and Satoshi Tabata Molecular Mapping of Quantitative Trait Loci, Dechun Wang and David Grant Molecular Breeding, David R. Walker, Maria J. Monteros, and Jennifer L. Yates Map-Based Cloning of Genes and QTLs in Soybean, Madan K. Bhattacharyya Candidate Gene Analysis of Mutant Soybean Germplasm, R.E. Dewey and P. Zhang Functional Genomics--Transcriptomics in Soybean, Sangeeta Dhaubhadel, Frederic Marsolais, Jennifer Tedman-Jones, and Mark Gijzen The Draft Soybean Genome Sequence, Jeremy Schmutz, Steven B. Cannon, Therese Mitros, Will Nelson, Shengqiang Shu, David Goodstein, and Dan Rokhsar Soybean Comparative Genomics, Jianxin Ma, Steven Cannon, Scott A. Jackson, and Randy C. Shoemaker Role of Bioinformatics as a Tool, Julie M. Livingstone, Kei Chin C. Cheng, and Martina V. Stromvik Soybean Proteomics, Savithiry S. Natarajan, Thomas J. Caperna, Wesley M. Garrett, and Devanand L. Luthria Metabolomics Approach in Soybean, Takuji Nakamura, Keiki Okazaki, Noureddine Benkeblia, Jun Wasaki, Toshihiro Watanabe, Hideyuki Matsuura, Hirofumi Uchimiya, Setsuko Komatsu, and Takuro Shinano Soybean Future Prospects, Ed Ready
Kristin Bilyeu and Milind B. Ratnaparkhe, USDA-ARS, University of Missouri, Columbia, USA Chittaranjan Kole, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, South Carolina, USA