Introduction.- International Programs and the Use of Modern Biotechnologies for Crop Improvement.- Transgenics for New Plant Products, Applications to Tropical Crops.- Genomics of Banana and Plantain (Musa spp.), Major Staple Crops in the Tropics.- Genomics of Phaseolus Beans, a Major Source of Dietary Protein and Micronutrients in the Tropics.- Genomics of Theobroma cacao, 'the Food of the Gods'.- Chickpea, a Common Source of Protein and Starch in the Semi-Arid Tropics.- Genomics of Citrus, a Major Fruit Crop of Tropical and Subtropical Regions.- Genomics of Coffee, One of the World's Largest Traded Commodities.- Cowpea, a Multifunctional Legume.- Genomics of Eucalyptus, a Global Tree for Energy, Paper, and Wood.- Ginger and Turmeric, Ancient Spices and Modern Medicines.- Genomics of Macadamia, a Recently Domesticated Tree Nut Crop.- Genomics of Tropical Maize, a Staple Food and Feed across the World.- Molecular Research in Oil Palm, the Key Oil Crop for the Future.- Genomics of Papaya, a Common Source of Vitamins in the Tropics.- Genomics of Peanut, a Major Source of Oil and Protein.- Genomics of Pineapple, the Crown of Tropical Fruits.- Genomics of Tropical Solanaceous Species: Established and Emerging Crops.- Genomics of Sorghum, a Semi-Arid Cereal and Emerging Model for Tropical Grass Genomics.- Sugarcane: a Major Source of Sweetness, Alcohol, and Bio-energy.- Genomics of Wheat, the Basis of Our Daily Bread.- Genomics of Yams, a Common Source of Food and Medicine in the Tropics.
For a long time there has been a critical need for a book to assess the genomics of tropical plant species. At last, here it is. This brilliant book covers recent progress on genome research in tropical crop plants, including the development of molecular markers, and many more subjects. The first section provides information on crops relevant to tropical agriculture. The book then moves on to lay out summaries of genomic research for the most important tropical crop plant species.
The first reference on tropical crop genomics
A comprehensive genomic resource of considerable interest to practicing plant biologists, graduate and undergraduate students, and research professionals such plant breeders and germplasm curators who work on or are interested in tropical plant species