© 2019

Genetics and Genomics of Linum

  • Christopher A. Cullis

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 23)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Yong-Bi Fu
    Pages 17-37
  3. Michael K. Deyholos
    Pages 63-72
  4. Frank M. You, Sylvie Cloutier
    Pages 73-87
  5. Christopher A. Cullis, Margaret A. Cullis
    Pages 89-96
  6. Sylvie Cloutier, Frank M. You, Braulio J. Soto-Cerda
    Pages 97-117
  7. Jonathan S. Griffiths, Raju S. S. Datla
    Pages 119-128
  8. Alexey A. Dmitriev, Anna V. Kudryavtseva, Nataliya V. Melnikova
    Pages 129-144
  9. Sébastien Grec, Marion Dalmais, Manash Chatterjee, Abdelhafid Bendahmane, Simon Hawkins
    Pages 145-165
  10. Syed G. A. Moinuddin, John R. Cort, Clyde A. Smith, Christophe Hano, Laurence B. Davin, Norman G. Lewis
    Pages 167-193
  11. Nasmah Bastaki, Christopher A. Cullis
    Pages 195-214
  12. Christopher A. Cullis
    Pages 215-225
  13. Christopher A. Cullis
    Pages 227-234
  14. Christopher A. Cullis, Margaret A. Cullis
    Pages 235-248
  15. Camille D. Ryan, Stuart J. Smyth
    Pages 249-260
  16. Back Matter
    Pages 265-270

About this book


Linum (flax) is a genus of about 200 species in the flowering plant family Linaceae. The genus includes common flax, which is one of the best fibers to produce linen, the seeds to produce linseed oil and has health-related properties of flax in human and animal nutrition.

This book describes the genetics and genomics of Linum including the development of extensive experimental resources (e.g. whole genome sequence, efficient transformation methods, insertional mutant collections, large germplasm collections, resequenced genomes) that have led much progress and its economic importance. The methods and use of Linum to address a wide range of applications (e.g. disease resistance, cell wall composition, abiotic stress tolerance, floral development, natural diversity) is also discussed.


Flax genome transcriptome breeding evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Christopher A. Cullis
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiologyCase Western Reserve UniversityClevelandUSA

About the editors

Christopher Cullis is the Francis Hobart Professor of Biology at Case Western Reserve University. He received his BSc from the University of London as a student at the University College of Rhodesia, and MSc and PhD degrees from the University of East Anglia. He has previously worked as a scientist at the John Innes Institute and spent two years as a director of the Plant Genome Program at the National Science Foundation. His research interest is primarily on the flax genome and its variations. He has published 143 papers, one text book and edited three volumes. He has served as the editor for Research and Reports in Biology and on the editorial boards of Plant Molecular Biology Reporter, Technology Transfer and Entrepreneurship and the Source Journal of Genomics. He has been the recipient of Civil Service (Nuffield and Leverhulme) Traveling Fellowship and a Fulbright Scholarship.

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