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Functional Genomics and Biotechnology in Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae Crops

  • Hiroshi Ezura
  • Tohru Ariizumi
  • Jordi Garcia-Mas
  • Jocelyn Rose
  • Provides both basic and detailed technical information on Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae research and breeding

  • Intended to help improve global food security

  • Supplemented with rich illustrations throughout


Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 70)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Shusei Sato, Satoshi Tabata
    Pages 1-13
  3. Jordi Garcia-Mas, Pere Puigdomènech
    Pages 15-29
  4. Masaaki Kobayashi, Hajime Ohyanagi, Kentaro Yano
    Pages 31-42
  5. Hiroyuki Fukuoka
    Pages 43-58
  6. Nobuko Fukino, Yoichi Kawazu
    Pages 59-74
  7. Yoshihiro Okabe, Tohru Ariizumi
    Pages 75-91
  8. Yoshihito Shinozaki, Kentaro Ezura
    Pages 93-112
  9. Lamia Azzi, Frédéric Gévaudant, Frédéric Delmas, Michel Hernould, Christian Chevalier
    Pages 113-139
  10. Catherine Dogimont, Nathalie Boissot
    Pages 199-219
  11. Jeong-Eun Lee, Hiroshi Ezura
    Pages 239-250
  12. Back Matter
    Pages 259-265

About this book


This volume summarizes recent technological advances in the design and engineering of Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae crops. It begins with contributions on the tomato and melon genome sequence, databases for Solanaceae and Cucurbitaceae research, DNA markers in the breeding of the two families, and mutant resources and TILLING platforms in tomato research. Subsequent chapters address the use of molecular techniques for the modification of important breeding traits, such as tomato fruit set, growth, ripening, and sugar accumulation, as well as disease and insect resistance in melons. The volume closes with chapters on genome editing using artificial nucleases as a future breeding tool, and on the development of an in silico crop design system. It offers a valuable resource for plant breeders, molecular biologists, and agronomists. 


DNA marker Genome sequence Melon Molecular breeding TILLING Tomato Plant breeding Genome editing Crop design system Genetic engineering Molecular breeding Plant breeding technologies Tomato genome sequence Melon genome sequence

Editors and affiliations

  • Hiroshi Ezura
    • 1
  • Tohru Ariizumi
    • 2
  • Jordi Garcia-Mas
    • 3
  • Jocelyn Rose
    • 4
  1. 1.University of Tsukuba Faculty of Life and Environmental Sc.TsukubaJapan
  2. 2.University of Tsukuba, Faculty of Life and Environmental SciencesTsukubaJapan
  3. 3.IRTACenter for Research in Agricultural Genomics CSIC-IRTA-UAB-UBBarcelonaSpain
  4. 4.Cornell UniversityPlant Biology Section, School of Integrated Plant ScienceIthacaUSA

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