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Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources

Forest Trees

  • Chittaranjan¬†Kole
  • This 10-volume-work is the first comprehensive depiction of wild crops as a gold mine for breeding

  • With chapters authored by internationally reputed leading scientists

  • Richly illustrated work


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Brian D. Vanden Heuvel
    Pages 1-14
  3. Thomas J. Molnar
    Pages 15-48
  4. Yoshihiko Tsumura
    Pages 49-63
  5. Robert J. Henry
    Pages 65-75
  6. Keith Woeste, Charles Michler
    Pages 77-88
  7. Preston R. Aldrich, Jeannine Cavender-Bares
    Pages 89-129
  8. Madhugiri Nageswara Rao, Jaya R. Soneji, Padmini Sudarshana
    Pages 131-144
  9. Weibang Sun, Yuan Zhou, Chunyan Han, Gao Chen, Yanling Zheng
    Pages 145-160
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 161-166

About this book


Wild crop relatives are now playing a significant part in the elucidation and improvement of the genomes of their cultivated counterparts. This work includes comprehensive examinations of the status, origin, distribution, morphology, cytology, genetic diversity and available genetic and genomic resources of numerous wild crop relatives, as well as of their evolution and phylogenetic relationship. Further topics include their role as model plants, genetic erosion and conservation efforts, and their domestication for the purposes of bioenergy, phytomedicines, nutraceuticals and phytoremediation.

Wild Crop Relatives: Genomic and Breeding Resources comprises 10 volumes on Cereals, Millets and Grasses, Oilseeds, Legume Crops and Forages, Vegetables, Temperate Fruits, Tropical and Subtropical Fruits, Industrial Crops, Plantation and Ornamental Crops, and Forest Trees. It contains 125 chapters written by nearly 400 well-known authors from about 40 countries.


Genomics resources Nutraceuticals Phytomedicine Plant cultivation Plant domestication

Editors and affiliations

  • Chittaranjan¬†Kole
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Nutraceutical ResearchClemson UniversityClemsonUSA

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