The Peanut Genome

  • Rajeev K. Varshney
  • Manish K. Pandey
  • Naveen Puppala

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Rajeev K. Varshney, Manish K. Pandey, Naveen Puppala
    Pages 1-6
  3. Murali T. Variath, P. Janila
    Pages 7-26
  4. Shyam P. Tallury
    Pages 27-36
  5. Guillermo Seijo, Sergio S. Samoluk, Alejandra M. Ortiz, María C. Silvestri, Laura Chalup, Germán Robledo et al.
    Pages 37-52
  6. Peggy Ozias-Akins, Ethalinda K. S. Cannon, Steven B. Cannon
    Pages 69-91
  7. Manish K. Vishwakarma, Spurthi N. Nayak, Baozhu Guo, Liyun Wan, Boshou Liao, Rajeev K. Varshney et al.
    Pages 93-116
  8. Hui Wang, Xiaohong Guo, Manish K. Pandey, Xiangyun Ji, Rajeev K. Varshney, Victor Nwosu et al.
    Pages 117-133
  9. Spurthi N. Nayak, Manish K. Pandey, Scott A. Jackson, Xuanqiang Liang, Rajeev K. Varshney
    Pages 135-147
  10. Patricia M. Guimarães, A. C. M. Brasileiro, A. Mehta, A. C. G. Araujo
    Pages 149-164
  11. Rajeev K. Varshney, Manish K. Pandey, Naveen Puppala
    Pages 165-169

About this book


This book presents the current state of the art in peanut genomics, focusing particularly on the latest genomic findings, tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing, transcriptomes and analysis, availability of public and private genomic resources, and ways to maximize the use of this information in peanut breeding programs. Further, it demonstrates how advances in plant genomics can be used to improve crop breeding.
The peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L. Millsp) is a globally important grain legume and oilseed crop, cultivated in over 100 countries and consumed in the form of roasted seeds, oil and confectionary in nearly every country on Earth. The peanut contributes towards achieving food and nutritional security, in addition to financial security through income generation; as such, it is also vital to the livelihood of the poor in the developing world.
There have been significant advances in p
eanut research, especially in the last five years, including sequencing the genome of both diploid progenitors, and the availability of tremendous transcriptome resources, large-scale genomic variations that can be used as genetic markers, genetic populations (bi- and multiparent populations and germplasm sets), marker-trait associations and molecular breeding products. The immediate availability of the genome sequence for tetraploid cultivated peanuts is the most essential genomic resource for achieving a deeper understanding of peanut traits and their use in breeding programs.


Agriculture in semi-arid regions Arachis hypogaea Crop improvement Germplasm Molecular mapping Protein food sources Whole-genome sequencing groundnut

Editors and affiliations

  • Rajeev K. Varshney
    • 1
  • Manish K. Pandey
    • 2
  • Naveen Puppala
    • 3
  1. 1.Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)PatancheruIndia
  2. 2.Center of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)PatancheruIndia
  3. 3.Agricultural Science Center at ClovisNew Mexico State UniversityClovisUSA

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