The Pear Genome

  • Schuyler S. Korban

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Muriel Quinet, Jean-Pierre Wesel
    Pages 1-33
  3. Joseph Postman
    Pages 35-50
  4. Gayle M. Volk, Amandine Cornille
    Pages 51-62
  5. Lester Brewer, Richard Volz
    Pages 63-101
  6. Jun Wu, Mengfan Qin
    Pages 103-112
  7. Paolo De Franceschi, Luca Dondini
    Pages 113-131
  8. Jun Wu, Shaoling Zhang, Xiaolong Li
    Pages 133-143
  9. Shuang Jiang, Yuanwen Teng
    Pages 145-152
  10. Yongping Cai, Muhammad Abdullah, Xi Cheng
    Pages 153-177
  11. Shaoling Zhang, Chao Gu
    Pages 179-200
  12. Xi Cheng, Yongping Cai, Jinyun Zhang
    Pages 201-225
  13. Songling Bai, Yuanwen Teng
    Pages 265-277
  14. Hao Li, Chien-Hsun Huang, Hong Ma
    Pages 279-299
  15. Kamila Łucja Bokszczanin
    Pages 301-315

About this book


Addressing the pear genome, this book covers the current state of knowledge regarding genetic and genomic resources, breeding approaches and strategies, as well as cutting-edge content on how these tools and resources are being / soon will be utilized to pursue genetic improvement efforts that will combine fruit quality, high productivity, precocious fruit bearing, and long postharvest storage life, along with elevated levels of resistance to various major diseases and insect pests. Throughout, the book also explores potential opportunities and challenges in genomic analysis, sequence assembly, structural features, as well as functional studies that will assist in future genetic improvement efforts for pears. 

The pear (Pyrus), an important tree fruit crop, is grown worldwide, and has several economically relevant cultivars. In recent years, modern genetic and genomic tools have resulted in the development of a wide variety of valuable resources for the pear. In the past few years, completion of whole genome assemblies of ‘Dangshansuli’, an Asian pear, and ‘Bartlett’, a European pear, have paved the way for new discoveries regarding for example, the pear’s genomic structure, chromosome evolution, and patterns of genetic variation. This wealth of new resources will have a major impact on our knowledge of the pear genome; in turn, these resources and knowledge will have significant impacts on future genetic improvement efforts.


fruit quality traits high-throughput sequencing technologies European pear Asian pear self-incompatibility in pear stone cells fire blight resistance breeding strategies genetic linkage maps pear taxonomy Pyrus

Editors and affiliations

  • Schuyler S. Korban
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Natural Resources and Environmental SciencesCollege of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignUrbanaUSA

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