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The Tobacco Plant Genome

  • Nikolai V. Ivanov
  • Nicolas Sierro
  • Manuel C. Peitsch

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Nicolas Sierro, Nikolai V. Ivanov
    Pages 1-19
  3. Sandra Knapp
    Pages 21-41
  4. James N. D. Battey, Nicolas Sierro, Nikolai V. Ivanov
    Pages 51-57
  5. Lucien Bovet, Aurore Hilfiker, James N. D. Battey, Nicolas Sierro, Simon Goepfert
    Pages 73-83
  6. Steven Dodsworth, Ales Kovarik, Marie-Angèle Grandbastien, Ilia J. Leitch, Andrew R. Leitch
    Pages 85-99
  7. Apoloniusz Berbeć, Teresa Doroszewska
    Pages 101-146
  8. Dongmei Xu, Marcos F. Lusso, James A. Strickland
    Pages 157-174
  9. Elizabeth W. McCarthy, Jacob B. Landis, Amelda Kurti, Amber J. Lawhorn, Amy Litt
    Pages 175-193
  10. Aura Navarro-Quezada, Klaus Gase, Ravi K. Singh, Shree P. Pandey, Ian T. Baldwin
    Pages 211-229
  11. Marina A. Pombo, Hernan G. Rosli, Noe Fernandez-Pozo, Aureliano Bombarely
    Pages 231-247
  12. Kacper Piotr Kaminski, Simon Goepfert, Nikolai V. Ivanov, Manuel C. Peitsch
    Pages 249-263

About this book


This book describes the history of tobacco genomics, from its “discovery” by Europeans to next-generation omics approaches in plant science. The authors primarily focus on the allotetraploid common tobacco plant (N. tabacum); however, separate chapters are dedicated to closely related Nicotiana species, such as N. benthamiana and N. attenuata, for which substantial progress in omics data analysis has been already achieved. While genetic maps, transcriptomes, and physical maps of BAC libraries have significantly enhanced our understanding of the tobacco plant, the genome of tobacco and related Nicotiana species has opened a new era in modern tobacco research. This book addresses current and future industrial and research applications as well as central challenges in tobacco science, including diseases, low variability of cultivars, the genome’s large size, polyploidy, and gene duplication.


Nicotiana tabacum ancestral tobacco species polyploidy hybridization map transcriptome of tobacco gene duplication

Editors and affiliations

  • Nikolai V. Ivanov
    • 1
  • Nicolas Sierro
    • 2
  • Manuel C. Peitsch
    • 3
  1. 1.PMI R&DPhilip Morris Products S.A.NeuchâtelSwitzerland
  2. 2.PMI R&DPhilip Morris Products S.A.NeuchâtelSwitzerland
  3. 3.PMI R&DPhilip Morris Products S.A.NeuchâtelSwitzerland

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