Genetics and Genomics of Setaria

  • Andrew Doust
  • Xianmin Diao

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evolution

  3. Genomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Katrien M. Devos, Xiaomei Wu, Peng Qi
      Pages 135-147
    3. Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Minkyu Park, Hao Wang, Hongye Zhou
      Pages 149-158
  4. Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Jose Sebastian, José R. Dinneny
      Pages 177-193
  5. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Anthony P. Martin, Christopher W. Brown, Duc Q. Nguyen, William M. Palmer, Robert T. Furbank, Caitlin S. Byrt et al.
      Pages 211-238
    3. Fernanda Plucani do Amaral, Beverly Jose Agtuca, Gary Stacey
      Pages 239-250
    4. Henri Darmency, TianYu Wang, Christophe Délye
      Pages 251-266
    5. Mehanathan Muthamilarasan, Manoj Prasad
      Pages 267-289
    6. Carla Coelho, Pu Huang, Thomas P. Brutnell
      Pages 291-300
  6. Techniques

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 301-301
    2. Hui Jiang, Pu Huang, Thomas P. Brutnell
      Pages 303-322
    3. Kazuhiro Kikuchi, Christine Shyu, Thomas P. Brutnell
      Pages 323-342
    4. Joyce Van Eck, Kerry Swartwood, Kaitlin Pidgeon, Kimberly Maxson-Stein
      Pages 343-356
    5. Prasenjit Saha, Eduardo Blumwald
      Pages 357-369
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 371-377

About this book


Setaria viridis and S.italica make up a model grass system to investigate C4 photosynthesis, cell wall biosynthesis, responses to drought, herbicide, and other environmental stressors, genome dynamics, developmental genetics and morphology, and interactions with microorganisms. Setaria viridis (green foxtail) is one of the world’s most widespread weeds, and its small size, native variation, rapidly burgeoning genetic and genomic resources, and transformability are making it the system of choice for both basic research and its translation into crop improvement. Its domesticated variant, S. italica (foxtail millet), is a drought-hardy cereal grown in China, India and Africa, and new breeding techniques show great potential for improving yields and nutrition for drought-prone regions. This book brings together for the first time evolutionary, genomic, genetic, and morphological analyses, together with protocols for growing and transforming Setaria, and approaches to high throughput genotyping and candidate gene analysis. Authors include major Setaria researchers from around the world.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Doust
    • 1
  • Xianmin Diao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and EvolutionOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Crop SciencesChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina

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