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Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peppers and Eggplants

Edited by Byoung-Cheorl Kang, Chittaranjan Kole

CRC Press – 2013 – 182 pages

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    978-1-46-657745-9
    January 23rd 2013

Description

Peppers and eggplants are two leading vegetable crops produced and consumed worldwide. To facilitate the breeding for agronomical traits such as disease resistance and quality, diverse molecular genetic studies have been carried out. Recent achievements on pepper genome sequencing and trait-linked marker development have enabled the cloning of genes involved in useful traits. This book explores the agronomical and evolutionary characteristics of peppers and eggplants and the results of molecular genetic studies. Topics include molecular linkage maps and candidate gene approaches in capsicum and the structure of the pepper genome.

Contents

Basic Information on Pepper

Economic Importance

Pepper Consumption and Applications

Nutritional Value of Peppers

Capsaicinoids and Pungency

Evolution and Domestication of Capsicum

Botanical Features

References

Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding in Peppers

Germplasm

Conventional Breeding and Major Breeding Objectives

Traits, Classical Genetics, and Molecular Markers

Other Techniques Used in Pepper Breeding

References

Molecular Linkage Maps of Capsicum

Early Mapping Studies

Evolution of Marker Types

Types of Mapping Populations

Integrated Maps

Comparative Maps

Future Perspectives

References

Candidate Gene Approaches in Capsicum

Introduction

Map-Based Cloning versus the Candidate Gene Approach

Strategies for Compiling Candidate Genes

Validation of Candidate Genes in Capsicum

Case Studies

Future Outlook

References

Molecular Mapping of Complex Traits in Capsicum

Variation in Capsicum

What is a Complex Trait? What are Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL)?

Quantitative Traits Analyzed in Pepper

How do you Analyze QTLs using Modern, Molecular Techniques?

Mendelization of QTLs and Marker-Assisted Selection (MAS)

Acknowledgements

References

The Structure of Pepper Genome

Introduction

Estimated Genome Size of Pepper

Available Resources of the Pepper Genome

Use of BAC Clones in Marker Development

Comparative Analysis of Pepper Genome through Conserved Orthologous Set (COS) Markers

Ribosomal Repeat in Pepper Genome

Structure of Pepper Genome

Effort to Sequence Pepper Whole Genome

Future Prospects

References

Eggplant

Economic Importance

Nutritional Properties

Brief History of the Crop

Taxonomy

Botanical Description

Germplasm

Classical Genetics and Traditional Breeding

Genetic Engineering

Diversity Analysis

Molecular Linkage Maps

Genomic Resources

Future Prospects

Acknowledgement

References

Related Subjects

  1. Botany
  2. Crop Science

Name: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding of Peppers and Eggplants (Hardback)CRC Press 
Description: Edited by Byoung-Cheorl Kang, Chittaranjan Kole. Peppers and eggplants are two leading vegetable crops produced and consumed worldwide. To facilitate the breeding for agronomical traits such as disease resistance and quality, diverse molecular genetic studies have been carried out. Recent achievements...
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