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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: RESEARCH, ACQUISITION, MANAGEMENT, AND DOCUMENTATION OF PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES Title: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding in Sunflower

Authors
item Hu, Jinguo
item Seiler, Gerald
item Kole, Chittaranjan -

Submitted to: Genetics, Genomics and Breeding Series: Sunflower
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: October 1, 2009
Publication Date: April 1, 2010
Citation: Hu, J., Seiler, G.J., Kole, C. 2010. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding in Sunflower. Genetics, Genomics and Breeding Series: Enfield, NH: Science Publishers pp 335.

Interpretive Summary: This book is intended to bridge traditional research with modern molecular investigations on sunflower. It begins with basic information about the sunflower plant and germplasm diversity (Chapter 1), followed by classical genetics and traditional breeding (Chapter 2), history and achievement of genome mapping (Chapter 3). Four chapters review activities on mapping single-gene traits (Chapter 4), QTL mapping (Chapter 5), gene cloning (Chapter 6) and marker-assisted breeding (Chapter 7). Since sunflower is one of the most important oil crops, a chapter is devoted to the genetic regulation of seed oil content (Chapter 8). Transgenic sunflower, an interesting topic as old as the technology itself, is also discussed (Chapter 9). The book ends with a chapter on future prospects of the sunflower crop (Chapter 10). Each chapter has been written by one or more experts and the information is useful to sunflower researchers as well as to people working with other crop species.

Technical Abstract: This book is intended to bridge traditional research with modern molecular investigations on sunflower. It begins with basic information about the sunflower plant and germplasm diversity (Chapter 1), followed by classical genetics and traditional breeding (Chapter 2), history and achievement of genome mapping (Chapter 3). Four chapters review activities on mapping single-gene traits (Chapter 4), QTL mapping (Chapter 5), gene cloning (Chapter 6) and marker-assisted breeding (Chapter 7). Since sunflower is one of the most important oil crops, a chapter is devoted to the genetic regulation of seed oil content (Chapter 8). Transgenic sunflower, an interesting topic as old as the technology itself, is also discussed (Chapter 9). The book ends with a chapter on future prospects of the sunflower crop (Chapter 10). Each chapter has been written by one or more experts and the information is useful to sunflower researchers as well as to people working with other crop species.

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