The Brassica napus Genome

  • Shengyi Liu
  • Rod Snowdon
  • Boulos Chalhoub

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Wolfgang Friedt, Jingxing Tu, Tingdong Fu
    Pages 1-20
  3. Anne-Marie Chèvre, Annaliese S. Mason, Olivier Coriton, Laurie Grandont, Eric Jenczewski, Martin A. Lysak
    Pages 21-39
  4. Régine Delourme, Anne Laperche, Anne-Sophie Bouchet, Mélanie Jubault, Sophie Paillard, Maria-J. Manzanares-Dauleux et al.
    Pages 41-85
  5. Fengming Sun, Boulos Chalhoub, Shengyi Liu, Wei Hua
    Pages 87-97
  6. Haibao Tang, Xingtan Zhang, Chaobo Tong, Boulos Chalhoub, Shengyi Liu, Eric Lyons
    Pages 99-109
  7. Nomar Espinosa Waminal, Sampath Perumal, Shengyi Liu, Boulos Chalhoub, Hyun Hee Kim, Tae-Jin Yang
    Pages 111-129
  8. Chaobo Tong, Rafaqat Ali Gill, Yang Xiang, Lixin Ma, Xiaohui Cheng, Junyan Huang et al.
    Pages 149-158
  9. Pu Chu, Jianmei Chen, Rongzhan Guan
    Pages 159-176
  10. Sampath Perumal, Jonghoon Lee, Nomar Espinosa Waminal, Shengyi Liu, Tae-Jin Yang
    Pages 177-188
  11. Kun Lu, Rod Snowdon, Jiana Li
    Pages 199-222
  12. Aria Dolatabadian, Hua Yang, Jacqueline Batley
    Pages 223-232
  13. Graham J. King, Abdul Baten
    Pages 233-244
  14. Christian Werner, Rod Snowdon
    Pages 245-269

About this book


This book describes how the genome sequence contributes to our understanding of allopolyploidisation and the genome evolution, genetic diversity, complex trait regulation and knowledge-based breeding of this important crop. Numerous examples demonstrate how widespread homoeologous genome rearrangements and exchanges have moulded structural genome diversity following a severe polyploidy bottleneck. The allopolyploid crop species Brassica napus has the most highly duplicated plant genome to be assembled to date, with the largest number of annotated genes.

Examples are provided for use of the genome sequence to identify and capture diversity for important agronomic traits, including seed quality and disease resistance. The increased potential for detailed ge
ne discovery using high-density genetic mapping, quantitative genetics and transcriptomic analyses is described in the context of genome availability and illustrated with recent examples. Intimate knowledge of the highly-duplicated gene space, on the one hand, and the repeat landscape on the other, particularly in comparison to the two diploid progenitor genomes, provide a fundamental basis for new insights into the regulatory mechanisms that are coupled with selection for polyploid success and crop evolution.


Cytogenetics Molecular Mapping Whole-genome Sequencing Polyploid Genome Evolution Homoeologous Exchanges Oilseed Rape Biodiesel

Editors and affiliations

  • Shengyi Liu
    • 1
  • Rod Snowdon
    • 2
  • Boulos Chalhoub
    • 3
  1. 1.Key Laboratory of Biology and Genetic Improvement of Oil Crops, the Ministry of AgricultureOil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of Plant Breeding, IFZ Research Centre for Biosystems, Land Use and NutritionJustus Liebig UniversityGiessenGermany
  3. 3.Institute of Crop ScienceZhejiang UniversityHangzhouChina

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