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The Oil Palm Genome

  • Maizura Ithnin
  • Ahmad Kushairi

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Mohd Din Amiruddin, Nor Azwani Abu Bakar, Fadila Ahmad Malike, Suzana Mustaffa, Norziha Abdullah, Marhalil Marjuni et al.
    Pages 9-23
  3. M. Madon, H. M. N. Nordiana, Z. Muhammad Azwan, N. M. Zaki
    Pages 25-33
  4. Mohd Rafii Yusop, Jalani Sukaimi, Mohd Din Amiruddin, Momodu Jalloh, Senesie Swaray, Oladosu Yusuff et al.
    Pages 35-46
  5. Zamzuri Ishak, Ahmad Tarmizi Hashim, Samsul Kamal Rosli, Dalilah Abu Bakar, Siew Eng Ooi, Naqiuddin Mohd et al.
    Pages 47-68
  6. Omar Abdul Rasid, Subhi Siti Masura, Ayub Nor Hanin, Dayang Izawati Abang Masli, Bahariah Bohari, Mat Yunus Abdul Masani et al.
    Pages 69-81
  7. Eng-Ti Leslie Low, Norazah Azizi, Mohd Amin Ab Halim, Nik Shazana Nik Mohd Sanusi, Kuang-Lim Chan, Nadzirah Amiruddin et al.
    Pages 83-115
  8. Parisa Azizi, Mohamed Musa Hanafi, Mohamad Osman, Mohd Rafii Yusop, Maizura Ithnin, Sima Taheri et al.
    Pages 117-129
  9. Chee-Keng Teh, Nurshazwani Amalina Sudirman, Fairuz Farhana Mohd Rodzik, Ai-Ling Ong, Qi-Bin Kwong, David Ross Appleton
    Pages 131-140
  10. Umi Salamah Ramli, Abrizah Othman, Noor Idayu Mhd Tahir, Benjamin Yii Chung Lau, Syahanim Shahwan, Hasliza Hassan et al.
    Pages 141-157

About this book


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.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Maizura Ithnin
    • 1
  • Ahmad Kushairi
    • 2
  1. 1.Advanced Biotechnology and Breeding CentreMalaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)KajangMalaysia
  2. 2.Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB)KajangMalaysia

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