Offers a comprehensive, up-to-date reference on genetic and genomics research in weedy and invasive plants. Forward-looking in its approach, the work also assesses the areas of future research necessary to defeat these agricultural pests. This research-based, scholarly work engenders a further understanding of weeds and invasive plants, opening avenues for developing more effective methods of managing them. This volume will be a necessary reference for weed scientists, agrochemical industry researchers, conservation geneticist, and plant biologists.
Weeds.1. Why should weed scientists care about genomics?.2. Weedy genomics: know thine enemy.3. Arabidopsis in not a weed.4. Weedy model species.5. Amaranthus genomics: how a wild plant went weedy.6. Evolutionary genomics of weedy rice.7. Rhizomatousness: genes important for a weedy syndrome.8. Perennial traits for weediness: Leafy spurge transcriptomics.9. Herbicide resistance: target site genes.10. Herbicide resistance: non-target site gene families.Invasives.11. Why should invasives scientists care about genomics?.12. Invasive plants as models for evolutionary genomics.13. Genomics of allelopathy in knapweed.14. Understanding competition between endogenous plants and exotic invaders at the genomic level.15. Potentially two or more other chapters on invasive plant molecular genetics.Synopsis.16. Genomics, weeds, and invasives: a synthesis
C. Neal Stewart is Racheff Chair of Excellence in Plant Molecular Genetics and Professor, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Tennessee.