Genetics and Genomics of Pineapple

  • Ray Ming

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 22)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Geo Coppens d’Eeckenbrugge, Marie-France Duval, Freddy Leal
    Pages 1-25
  3. Yan Cheng, Duane Bartholomew, Yuan Qin
    Pages 27-40
  4. Neha Pandey, Ray Ming
    Pages 41-50
  5. Heming Zhao, Yuan Qin
    Pages 51-59
  6. José Manuel Leitão
    Pages 61-68
  7. Ming-Li Wang, Robert E. Paull
    Pages 69-86
  8. Garth M. Sanewski
    Pages 87-96
  9. Jishan Lin, Ray Ming
    Pages 97-107
  10. Raimi M. Redwan, Akzam Saidin, Subbiah V. Kumar
    Pages 109-129
  11. Pingping Liang, Xuequn Chen, Xingtan Zhang, Haibao Tang
    Pages 131-153
  12. Juan Liu, Romain Guyot, Ray Ming
    Pages 155-165
  13. Yun Zheng, Junqiang Guo, Ching Man Wai, Ray Ming, Ramanjulu Sunkar
    Pages 167-182
  14. Qingyi Yu, Anupma Sharma
    Pages 183-194
  15. Ching Man Wai, Brian Powell, Ray Ming, Xiang Jia Min
    Pages 195-213
  16. Xiang Jia Min, Ching Man Wai, Brian Powell, Ray Ming
    Pages 215-229
  17. Xiaodan Zhang, Ray Ming
    Pages 231-245
  18. Ching Man Wai, Robert VanBuren
    Pages 247-258
  19. Back Matter
    Pages 273-281

About this book


This book is the first comprehensive volume on the genetics and genomics of pineapple and provides an overview of the current state of pineapple research. Pineapple [Ananas comosus (L.) Merr.] is the second most important tropical fruit after banana in term of international trade. Its features are advantageous for genomic research: it has a small genome of 527 Mb which is diploid and vegetatively propagated; it is monocot, closely related to the grass family that includes major cereal crops, wheat, rice, corn, sorghum, and millet; and it serves as an out group for genetic and genomic research in grasses. In addition to exploring the evolution and improvement of pineapple, this work examines the pineapple genome with respect to genome structure and organization, comparative analyses with other angiosperm genomes, transcription factors, disease resistance, and circadian clock regulation of CAM related genes. With chapters covering  botanical, genetic, genomic, and applied aspects of pineapple, this text also encourages the application of genomic technologies and suggests future prospects.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Ray Ming
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant BiologyUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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