The Maize Genome

  • Jeffrey Bennetzen
  • Sherry Flint-Garcia
  • Candice Hirsch
  • Roberto Tuberosa

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

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Genome Sequencing and Genotyping

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Alex B. Brohammer, Thomas J. Y. Kono, Candice N. Hirsch
      Pages 13-29
  3. Genome Structure and Phenomena

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Jeffrey L. Bennetzen
      Pages 49-58
    3. Jonathan I. Gent, Natalie J. Nannas, Yalin Liu, Handong Su, Hainan Zhao, Zhi Gao et al.
      Pages 59-80
    4. Jaclyn M. Noshay, Peter A. Crisp, Nathan M. Springer
      Pages 81-96
    5. Cristian Forestan, Silvia Farinati, Alice Lunardon, Serena Varotto
      Pages 97-112
  4. Genomic and Germplasm Resources

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 129-129
    2. Donald R. McCarty, Peng Liu, Karen E. Koch
      Pages 131-142
    3. Anna Glowinski, Sherry Flint-Garcia
      Pages 143-159
  5. Genomics of Agronomically Valuable Traits

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 161-161
    2. A. Butron, L. F. Samayoa, R. Santiago, B. Ordás, R. A. Malvar
      Pages 163-183
    3. Margaret G. Redinbaugh, Thomas Lübberstedt, Pengfei Leng, Mingliang Xu
      Pages 185-200
    4. Randall J. Wisser, Nick Lauter
      Pages 201-211
    5. Jason G. Wallace, Georgiana May
      Pages 213-246
    6. Peng Yu, Caroline Marcon, Jutta A. Baldauf, Felix Frey, Marcel Baer, Frank Hochholdinger
      Pages 247-257
    7. Elisabetta Frascaroli, Pedro Revilla
      Pages 287-303
    8. Xiaohong Yang, Jiansheng Li
      Pages 305-317
    9. Nancy Manchanda, Samantha J. Snodgrass, Jeffrey Ross-Ibarra, Matthew B. Hufford
      Pages 319-332
  6. Application: Allele Mining and Genomics-Assisted Breeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 333-333
    2. Luis Fernando Samayoa, Jeffrey C. Dunne, Ryan J. Andres, James B. Holland
      Pages 335-366
  7. Jeffrey Bennetzen, Sherry Flint-Garcia, Candice Hirsch, Roberto Tuberosa
    Pages C1-C1

About this book


This book discusses advances in our understanding of the structure and function of the maize genome since publication of the original B73 reference genome in 2009, and the progress in translating this knowledge into basic biology and trait improvement. Maize is an extremely important crop, providing a large proportion of the world’s human caloric intake and animal feed, and serving as a model species for basic and applied research. The exceptionally high level of genetic diversity within maize presents opportunities and challenges in all aspects of maize genetics, from sequencing and genotyping to linking genotypes to phenotypes. Topics covered in this timely book range from (i) genome sequencing and genotyping techniques, (ii) genome features such as centromeres and epigenetic regulation, (iii) tools and resources available for trait genomics, to (iv) applications of allele mining and genomics-assisted breeding. This book is a valuable resource for researchers and students interested in maize genetics and genomics.


association mapping heterosis maize genome drought tolerance genomic selection disease resistance maize evolution

Editors and affiliations

  • Jeffrey Bennetzen
    • 1
  • Sherry Flint-Garcia
    • 2
  • Candice Hirsch
    • 3
  • Roberto Tuberosa
    • 4
  1. 1.Department of GeneticsUniversity of GeorgiaAthensUSA
  2. 2. USDA-ARSColumbiaUSA
  3. 3.Department of Agronomy and Plant GeneticsUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA
  4. 4.Department of Agricultural and Food SciencesUniversity of BolognaBolognaItaly

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