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The Prunus mume Genome

  • Zhihong Gao
  • Shares the latest insights from Prunus mume research

  • Offers readers an in-depth understanding of the Rosaceae family’s evolution

  • Describes essential tools and strategies used in genome sequencing and analysis


Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Zhihong Gao, Wenjie Luo
    Pages 5-7
  3. Zhihong Gao, Ting Shi
    Pages 9-24
  4. Zhihong Gao, Ting Shi
    Pages 25-30
  5. Qixiang Zhang, Lidan Sun
    Pages 31-52
  6. Zhihong Gao, Xiaopeng Ni
    Pages 53-65
  7. Zhihong Gao, Xiaopeng Ni
    Pages 67-75
  8. Zhihong Gao, Ting Shi
    Pages 77-83
  9. Zhihong Gao, Xiaopeng Ni
    Pages 85-91
  10. Zhihong Gao, Ting Shi
    Pages 93-99
  11. Yuto Kitamura, Wenxing Chen, Hisayo Yamane, Ryutaro Tao
    Pages 101-117
  12. Hisayo Yamane, Ryutaro Tao
    Pages 119-135
  13. Zhihong Gao, Ting Shi
    Pages 137-148
  14. Zhihong Gao, Shahid Iqbal
    Pages 149-161

About this book


This book reviews the current status of P. mume research, highlighting how the new data coming from the release of the P. mume genomes can advance science and help to solve a number of problems facing the P. mume industry.  

Prunus mume, which was domesticated in China more than 3,000 years ago as an ornamental plant and for its fruit, is one of the first genomes among the Prunus subfamilies of the Rosaceae family that has been sequenced.  

Combining the P. mume genome with available data, scientists have succeeded in reconstructing nine ancestral chromosomes of the Rosaceae family, as well as the chromosome fusion, fission and duplication history of three major subfamilies. The P. mumegenome sequence adds to our understanding of Rosaceae evolution and provides an important basis for the improvement of fruit trees. 

This book offers an essential a guide for all those who are interested in gene discovery, comparative genomics, molecular breeding and new breeding techniques; and will be particularly useful for scientists, breeders, university students, and public sector institutes that are involved in the P. mume industry and/or Rosaceae research.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Zhihong Gao
    • 1
  1. 1.College of HorticultureNanjing Agricultural UniversityNanjingChina

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