Genomics of Cultivated Palms

Genomics of Cultivated Palms
Author: V. Arunachalam
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 95
Release: 2011-12
ISBN 10: 0123877369
ISBN 13: 9780123877369
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomics of Cultivated Palms Book Review:

Bioinformatics offers novel tools and resources to analyze plant genomes and genes. The complete genomes of two important commercial palms (dates and oil palm) have recently been sequenced. This offers scope for many computational tools to decipher the synteny, collinearity and common and unique genes of palms. This book reviews the latest developments in this field. Includes the latest information on the molecular breeding and bioinformatics of palms Covers past and current work and future opportunities Written in simple language avoiding technical jargon

The Date Palm Genome Vol 1

The Date Palm Genome  Vol  1
Author: Jameel M. Al-Khayri
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030737462
ISBN 13: 9783030737467
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Coconut Biotechnology Towards the Sustainability of the Tree of Life

Coconut Biotechnology  Towards the Sustainability of the    Tree of Life
Author: Steve Adkins,Mike Foale,Roland Bourdeix,Quang Nguyen,Julianne Biddle
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2020-06-24
ISBN 10: 3030449882
ISBN 13: 9783030449889
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Coconut Biotechnology Towards the Sustainability of the Tree of Life Book Review:

Widely known as the ‘tree of life’, coconut (Cocos nucifera L.) provides a bountiful source for making a wide variety of healthy foods and industrial items. Its cultivation, however, has been encountering seriously destructive issues including lethal diseases and natural adversities which are currently distressing livelihoods of millions of small-holder farmers around the world. There is an urgent mandate to resolve these issues by meeting sustainable seedling production, facilitating genetic conservation, as well as developing disease identification and modern breeding. This book introduces improvements in coconut biotechnology by covering the advances in micropropagation, germplasm conservation, and molecular pathogenic diagnosis. This comprehensive volume will be a useful source of information and references to researchers, graduate students, agricultural developers, and scholars in the plant sciences. In order to benefit general readers, the book also covers fundamental aspects of biology, diversity, and evolution of this marvelous palm species.

Biodiversity and Conservation of Woody Plants

Biodiversity and Conservation of Woody Plants
Author: M. R. Ahuja,S. Mohan Jain
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 511
Release: 2017-11-21
ISBN 10: 3319664263
ISBN 13: 9783319664262
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biodiversity and Conservation of Woody Plants Book Review:

This book provides complete, comprehensive, and broad subject-based reviews for students, teachers, researchers, policymakers, conservationists, and NGOs interested in the biodiversity and conservation of woody plants. Forests cover approximately 31 percent of the world’s total landmass; 93 percent is natural forest and only 7 percent consists of planted trees. Forest decline is progressing at an alarming rate worldwide. In addition to human activities (logging, deforestation, and exploiting forest lands for agriculture and industrial use), a number of other factors – including pests and diseases, drought, soil acidity, radiation, and ozone – are cumulatively contributing to global forest decline. The present situation forces us to focus on forest conservation strategies for the present and future. Gene conservation and maintaining genetic diversity in forest ecosystems are crucial to the preservation of forest genetic resources. This calls for integrated action to implement both the in situ (on site) preservation of forest stands and ex situ (distant from the original site) strategies for the conservation of woody plants’ genetic resources. Selected priority areas include: 1) assessing patterns of genetic diversity and threats, 2) understanding the biological processes regulating genetic diversity, 3) assessing the impact of human activities and climate change on genetic diversity, and 5) finding methods for prioritizing species and populations for the conservation of forest trees genetic resources. All chapters were written by leading scientists in their respective fields, which include: woody plant diversity, ecology and evolution; assessment of genetic diversity in forest tree populations; conservation planning under climate change; and in situ and ex situ strategies, including biotechnological approaches, for the conservation of woody plants genetic resources.

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 34

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 34
Author: Mu. Naushad,Eric Lichtfouse
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2019-04-17
ISBN 10: 3030113450
ISBN 13: 9783030113452
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sustainable Agriculture Reviews 34 Book Review:

This book is the result of remarkable contribution from the experts of interdisciplinary fields of Science with comprehensive, in-depth and up-to-date research and reviews.​ It describes the applications of date palm for food, medicine and the environmental sectors. Date palm is one of the oldest cultivated trees and its fruit has been a dietary staple around the world for many centuries. Date pulps contain dietary fibers and easily digestible sugars (70%), mainly glucose, sucrose and fructose. They also contain vitamins like biotin, thiamine, riboflavin, ascorbic and folic acid that are important for our body. The date palm fruit has been used in folk remedies for the treatment of various infectious diseases, cancer and immuno-modulatory activity. Date stones and date palm leaves are freely and abundantly available biomass. Therefore, the renovation of agricultural biomass wastes into activated carbons for drinking water purification, wastewater treatment, treatment of dyes, and metal-ions from aqueous solution would add value to agricultural commodities which offer a solution to environmental problems as well as reduce the cost of waste disposal.

The Oil Palm Genome

The Oil Palm Genome
Author: Maizura Ithnin,Ahmad Kushairi
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 157
Release: 2020-06-12
ISBN 10: 3030225496
ISBN 13: 9783030225490
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Oil Palm Genome Book Review:

This book compiles the fundamental advances resulting from of oil-palm genome and transcriptome sequencing, and describes the challenges faced and strategies applied in sequencing, assembling and annotating oil palm genome sequences. The availability of genome and transcriptome data has made the mining of a high number of new molecular markers useful for genetic diversity as well as marker-trait association studies and the book presents high-throughput genotyping platforms, which allow the detection of QTL regions associated with interesting oil palm traits such as oil unsaturation and yield components using classical genetic and association mapping approaches. Lastly, it also presents the discovery of major genes governing economically important traits of the oil palm. Covering the history of oil palm expansion, classical and molecular cytogenetics, improvements based on wild and advanced genetic materials, and the science of oil palm breeding, the book is a valuable resource for scientists involved in plant genetic research.

Wild Crop Relatives Genomic and Breeding Resources

Wild Crop Relatives  Genomic and Breeding Resources
Author: Chittaranjan Kole
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 303
Release: 2011-09-01
ISBN 10: 9783642212017
ISBN 13: 3642212018
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Wild Crop Relatives Genomic and Breeding Resources Book Review:

Wild crop relatives are now playing a significant part in the elucidation and improvement of the genomes of their cultivated counterparts. This work includes comprehensive examinations of the status, origin, distribution, morphology, cytology, genetic diversity and available genetic and genomic resources of numerous wild crop relatives, as well as of their evolution and phylogenetic relationship. Further topics include their role as model plants, genetic erosion and conservation efforts, and their domestication for the purposes of bioenergy, phytomedicines, nutraceuticals and phytoremediation. Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources comprises 10 volumes on Cereals, Millets and Grasses, Oilseeds, Legume Crops and Forages, Vegetables, Temperate Fruits, Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, Industrial Crops, Plantation and Ornamental Crops, and Forest Trees. It contains 125 chapters written by nearly 400 well-known authors from about 40 countries.

Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants

Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants
Author: Paul H. Moore,Ray Ming
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 582
Release: 2008-01-03
ISBN 10: 0387712194
ISBN 13: 9780387712192
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomics of Tropical Crop Plants Book Review:

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.

Oil Crop Genomics

Oil Crop Genomics
Author: Huseyin Tombuloglu
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2021
ISBN 10: 3030704203
ISBN 13: 9783030704209
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

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Palm Oil

Palm Oil
Author: Oi-Ming Lai,Chin-Ping Tan,Casimir C. Akoh
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 852
Release: 2015-09-01
ISBN 10: 0128043466
ISBN 13: 9780128043462
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Palm Oil Book Review:

This book serves as a rich source of information on the production, processing, characterization and utilization of palm oil and its components. It also includes several topics related to oil palm genomics, tissue culture and genetic engineering of oil palm. Physical, chemical and polymorphic properties of palm oil and its components as well as the measurement and maintenance of palm oil quality are included and may be of interest to researchers and food manufacturers. General uses of palm oil/kernel oil and their fractions in food, nutritional and oleochemical products are discussed as well as the potential use of palm oil as an alternative to trans fats. Some attention is also given to palm biomass, bioenergy, biofuels, waste management, and sustainability. Presents several chapters related to oil palm genetics, including oil palm genomics, tissue culture and genetic engineering. Includes contributions from more than 80 well-known scientists and researchers in the field. In addition to chapters on food uses of palm oil, the book contains nonfood applications such as use as a feedstock for wood-based products or for bioenergy. Covers key aspects important to the sustainable development of palm oil.

Date Palm Biotechnology

Date Palm Biotechnology
Author: Shri Mohan Jain,Jameel M. Al-Khayri,Dennis V. Johnson
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 743
Release: 2011-08-13
ISBN 10: 9789400713185
ISBN 13: 9400713185
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Date Palm Biotechnology Book Review:

This important reference book is the first comprehensive resource worldwide that reflects research achievements in date palm biotechnology, documenting research events during the last four decades, current status, and future outlook. This book is essential for researchers, policy makers, and commercial entrepreneurs concerned with date palm. The book is invaluable for date palm biotechnology students and specialists. This monument is written by an international team of experienced researchers from both academia and industry. It consists of five sections covering all aspects of date palm biotechnology including A) Micropropagation, B) Somaclonal Variation, Mutation and Selection, C) Germplasm Biodiversity and Conservation, D) Genetics and Genetic Improvement, and E) Metabolites and Industrial Biotechnology. The book brings together the principles and practices of contemporary date palm biotechnology. Each chapter contains background knowledge related to the topic, followed by a comprehensive literature review of research methodology and results including the authors own experience including illustrative tables and photographs.

Genome Editing in Plants

Genome Editing in Plants
Author: Om Prakash Gupta,Suhas Gorakh Karkute
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2021-07-26
ISBN 10: 1000410196
ISBN 13: 9781000410198
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genome Editing in Plants Book Review:

Genome Editing in Plants: Principles and Applications addresses the information of genome editing starting from principles and historical aspects to the latest advancements in the field. As genome-editing technology has emerged as promising and cutting edge, researchers around the world have started producing original research outputs, which have significantly improved our current understanding and potential of this technology. The initial chapters of this book describe different genome-editing tools as well as their principles and applications. Other chapters are dedicated to the present status and future applications of genome-editing techniques in various crop improvement programmes. Some of the advanced applications of CRISPR/Cas tools, such as base editing and RNA detection, along with regulatory aspects of genome-edited crops are described in detail. This book serves as a valuable resource to researchers in the field of crop improvement; graduate and postgraduate students engaged in plant molecular biology and biotechnology; academicians; and policy makers. Key Features: Addresses topics associated with historical development and principles of genome-editing technology Addresses basic mechanisms operating under each genome-editing technology Addresses its application in plants to design crops as per the current and future demands Addresses the regulatory mechanisms of genome-edited crops

Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Fruit Crops

Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Fruit Crops
Author: Chittaranjan Kole
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 404
Release: 2020-03-30
ISBN 10: 3319979469
ISBN 13: 9783319979465
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomic Designing of Climate Smart Fruit Crops Book Review:

This edited book provides a comprehensive overview of modern strategies in fruit crop breeding in the era of climate change and global warming. It demonstrates how advances in plant molecular and genomics-assisted breeding can be utilized to produce improved fruit crops with climate-smart traits. Agriculture is facing a number of challenges in the 21st century, as it has to address food, nutritional, energy and environmental security. Future fruit varieties must be adaptive to the varying scenarios of climate change, produce higher yields of high-quality food, feed, and fuel and have multiple uses. To achieve these goals, it is imperative to employ modern tools of molecular breeding, genetic engineering and genomics for ‘precise’ plant breeding to produce ‘designed’ fruit crop varieties. This book is of interest to scientists working in the fields of plant genetics, genomics, breeding, biotechnology, and in the disciplines of agronomy and horticulture.

Genomics of Tree Crops

Genomics of Tree Crops
Author: R.J. Schnell,P.M. Priyadarshan
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 1461409209
ISBN 13: 9781461409205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Genomics of Tree Crops Book Review:

Trees that are indispensably supportive to human life pose a formidable challenge to breed them to suit to human needs. From soft drinks to breweries to beverages to oil to tires, the value added products from trees give a spectrum of products to human kind. While attempts to tap these resources through conventional breeding are underway, the quick and elegant way of manipulating the genetic systems at the genome level is an essential chapter of modern science. Books featuring genomics of tree crops are few, and genomics is such a science that changes rapidly. Genomics of Tree Crops is an earnest attempt towards compiling genomics of tree crops. Plant genomics has made monumental strides in the last decade providing insights into intra-genomic phenomena such as heterosis, epistasis, pleiotropy and other interactions between loci and alleles within the genome. In contrast, the investigation of the roles and functions of single genes is a primary focus of molecular biology and is a common topic of modern genetic research. A genome is the sum total of all of an individual organism's genes. Thus, genomics is the study of all the genes of a cell, or tissue, at the DNA (genotype), mRNA (transcriptome), or protein (proteome) levels. The complete sequencing of the three billion base pair human genome with 25,000 genes identified and the invention of DNA microarrays ushered in a new era in the science of genomics leading to explosive advancements in oncology diagnostics. This impetus into the genomics era lead the way toward advances in plant genomics which started with Arabidopsis thaliana and went through an array of crops such as rice, maize, papaya, various cereals and legumes, with pigeon pea added to the list towards the end of 2011. Trees, on the other hand, are the least attended taxa with regard to genomic research. Some of the areas that attained attention of the scientists are: DNA sequencing, bioinformatics, genomics of flowering, gene flow, spatial structure, local adaptation and assisted migration in trees, transformation of fruit trees, genomics of tropical and temperate fruit trees, genomics of Hevea rubber, genomics of papaya and genomics of palms. Genomics of Tree Crops compiles this information with chapters authored by experts on these crops.

The Grape Genome

The Grape Genome
Author: Dario Cantu,M. Andrew Walker
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 367
Release: 2019-11-13
ISBN 10: 3030186016
ISBN 13: 9783030186012
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Grape Genome Book Review:

This book describes the current state of international grape genomics, with a focus on the latest findings, tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing and analysis, and genetic mapping of important agronomic traits. It also discusses how these are having a direct impact on outcomes for grape breeders and the international grape research community. While V. vinifera is a model species, it is not always appreciated that its cultivation usually requires the use of other Vitis species as rootstocks. The book discusses genetic diversity within the Vitis genus, the available genetic resources for breeding, and the available genomic resources for other Vitis species. Grapes (Vitis vinifera spp. vinifera) have been a source of food and wine since their domestication from their wild progenitor (Vitis vinifera ssp. sylvestris) around 8,000 years ago, and they are now the world’s most valuable horticultural crop. In addition to being economically important, V. vinifera is also a model organism for the study of perennial fruit crops for two reasons: Firstly, its ability to be transformed and micropropagated via somatic embryogenesis, and secondly its relatively small genome size of 500 Mb. The economic importance of grapes made V. vinifera an obvious early candidate for genomic sequencing, and accordingly, two draft genomes were reported in 2007. Remarkably, these were the first genomes of any fruiting crop to be sequenced and only the fourth for flowering plants. Although riddled with gaps and potentially omitting large regions of repetitive sequences, the two genomes have provided valuable insights into grape genomes. Cited in over 2,000 articles, the genome has served as a reference in more than 3,000 genome-wide transcriptional analyses. Further, recent advances in DNA sequencing and bioinformatics are enabling the assembly of reference-grade genome references for more grape genotypes revealing the exceptional extent of structural variation in the species.

Peach Palm Bactris Gasipaes Kunth

Peach Palm  Bactris Gasipaes Kunth
Author: Jorge Mora Urpí,John C. Weber,Charles R. Clement
Publsiher: Bioversity International
Total Pages: 83
Release: 1997
ISBN 10: 9290433477
ISBN 13: 9789290433477
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Peach Palm Bactris Gasipaes Kunth Book Review:

Taxonomy, nomenclature and geographical distribution. Description of the cultivated species. Uses and properties. Origin and domestication. Genetic resources. Genetic improvement estrategies. Propagation. Agronomy of fruit and heart-of-palm production. Production areas and commercial potential.

Oil Palm Breeding

Oil Palm Breeding
Author: Aik Chin Soh,Sean Mayes,Jeremy A. Roberts
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 446
Release: 2017-08-14
ISBN 10: 1498715451
ISBN 13: 9781498715454
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Oil Palm Breeding Book Review:

The oil palm is a remarkable crop, producing around 40% of the world’s vegetable oil from around 6% of the land devoted to oil crops. Conventional breeding has clearly been the major focus of genetic improvement in this crop. A mix of improved agronomy and management, coupled with breeding selection have quadrupled the oil yield of the crop since breeding began in earnest in the 1920s. However, as for all perennial crops with long breeding cycles, oil palm faces immense challenges in the coming years with increased pressure from population growth, climate change and the need to develop environmentally sustainable oil palm plantations. In Oil Palm: Breeding, Genetics and Genomics, world leading organizations and individuals who have been at the forefront of developments in this crop, provide their insights and experiences of oil palm research, while examining the different challenges that face the future of the oil palm. The editors have all been involved in research and breeding of oil palm for many years and use their knowledge of the crop and their disciplinary expertise to provide context and to introduce the different research topics covered.

Issues in Life Sciences Molecular Biology 2013 Edition

Issues in Life Sciences   Molecular Biology  2013 Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: ScholarlyEditions
Total Pages: 1206
Release: 2013-05-01
ISBN 10: 1490110089
ISBN 13: 9781490110080
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Issues in Life Sciences Molecular Biology 2013 Edition Book Review:

Issues in Life Sciences—Molecular Biology / 2013 Edition is a ScholarlyEditions™ book that delivers timely, authoritative, and comprehensive information about Macromolecular Bioscience. The editors have built Issues in Life Sciences—Molecular Biology: 2013 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Macromolecular Bioscience in this book to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Issues in Life Sciences—Molecular Biology: 2013 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.

Researching Biology and Evolution in the Gulf States

Researching Biology and Evolution in the Gulf States
Author: Jörg Matthias Determann
Publsiher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Total Pages: 256
Release: 2015-08-25
ISBN 10: 0857729446
ISBN 13: 9780857729446
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Researching Biology and Evolution in the Gulf States Book Review:

Officials and religious scholars in the Gulf states have repeatedly banned the teaching of the theory of evolution because of its association with atheism. But Jorg Matthias Determann argues here that, despite official prohibition, research on biological evolution has flourished, due in large part to the development of academic and professional networks. This book traces these networks through the history of various branches of biology, including botany, conservation research, ornithology and palaeontology. Typical of rentier societies, some of the scientific networks in this region consist of vertical patron-client relationships. For example, those in power who are interested in wildlife conservation have been known to offer patronage to biologists working on desert ecology. However, just as important are the horizontal links between scientists both within the Gulf region and beyond. Given the strengths and importance of these two forms of professional networks, Determann argues that we should look at the Arab world as an area interconnected with global science, and therefore fully integrated into the scientific and technological advances being pioneered worldwide."

Rediscovery of Genetic and Genomic Resources for Future Food Security

Rediscovery of Genetic and Genomic Resources for Future Food Security
Author: Romesh Kumar Salgotra,Sajad Majeed Zargar
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 364
Release: 2020-01-28
ISBN 10: 9811501564
ISBN 13: 9789811501562
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Rediscovery of Genetic and Genomic Resources for Future Food Security Book Review:

This book describes how the latest genomic resources techniques can be efficiently used in plant breeding programmes to achieve food security in the future. It also shares insights on how to utilize the untapped and unexplored genetic diversity of wild species, wild relatives and landraces for crop improvement. Moreover, the book offers an impressive array of balanced analyses, fresh ideas and perspectives, and thoughtful and realistic proposals regarding the sustainable utilization of plant genetic resources with modern biotechnological techniques. The first book to address the importance of plant genetics and genomic resources for food security, it brings together a group of plant breeders and biotechnologists to investigate the use of genomic resources techniques in plant breeding programmes. Providing essential information on the efficient utilization of genomic resources in precision breeding, it offers a valuable asset for undergraduate and graduate students, teachers and professionals engaged in related fields.