The Allium Genomes

  • Masayoshi Shigyo
  • Anil Khar
  • Mostafa Abdelrahman

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxii
  2. Claudio R. Galmarini
    Pages 1-9
  3. E. R. Joachim Keller, Chris Kik
    Pages 23-52
  4. Ali Fuat Gökçe
    Pages 53-66
  5. Ludmila Khrustaleva
    Pages 67-87
  6. Mai Tsujimura, Toru Terachi
    Pages 89-98
  7. Maki Yamamoto
    Pages 99-112
  8. Hikaru Tsukazaki
    Pages 113-127
  9. Hideki Hirakawa
    Pages 129-143
  10. Jiffinvir Khosa, Robyn Lee, John McCallum, Richard Macknight
    Pages 145-159
  11. Go Suzuki, Turgut Yigit Akyol, Shusei Sato
    Pages 161-172
  12. Yuji Sawada
    Pages 173-179
  13. John McCallum, Samantha Baldwin, Richard Macknight, Jiffinvir Khosa, Martin Shaw
    Pages 181-196
  14. Michael J. Havey
    Pages 197-214
  15. Mostafa Abdelrahman, Anil Khar, Masayoshi Shigyo
    Pages 215-217

About this book


This book describes the latest advances in Allium genome research. Allium includes plant species known for their huge nuclear genome size, which makes them ideal for somatic chromosome observations in high school experiments.

In order to advance the genome analysis of A. cepa and its functional study, scientists in international research collaborations have developed several types of artificially manipulated genetic stocks and analyzed them using modern technologies.

The Allium vegetable crop includes garlic, shallot, wakegi onion, Japanese bunching onion, and rakkyo. Bulb onion is one of the world's most important Allium commercial crops, with an estimated annual production of 85.8 million tons in 2013, and ranking third after tomato and watermelon in terms of global vegetable crops.


onion garlic Allium cepa whole-genome sequencing repetitive sequences synteny gene mapping vegetable breeding speciation

Editors and affiliations

  • Masayoshi Shigyo
    • 1
  • Anil Khar
    • 2
  • Mostafa Abdelrahman
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Agriculture, Graduate School of Sciences and Technology for InnovationYamaguchi UniversityYamaguchiJapan
  2. 2.Division of Vegetable ScienceICAR-Indian Agricultural Research InstituteNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Laboratory of Molecular Breeding Arid Land Research CenterTottori UniversityTottoriJapan

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