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Diagnostics in Plant Breeding

  • Thomas Lübberstedt
  • Rajeev K. Varshney

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Thomas Lübberstedt
      Pages 3-9
    3. K. Christin Falke, Gregory S. Mahone
      Pages 11-37
  3. Identification of Quantitative Trait Polymorphisms (QTPs)

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 39-39
    2. Erin Gilchrist, George Haughn
      Pages 61-89
    3. Stephen Byrne, Jacqueline D. Farrell, Torben Asp
      Pages 91-118
  4. Validation of QTPs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 143-143
    2. Gunter Backes
      Pages 145-165
    3. Sylvia de Pater, Paul J. J. Hooykaas
      Pages 167-183
  5. Conversion of QTPs into Functional Markers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185
    2. Bruno Studer, Roland Kölliker
      Pages 187-210
    3. Ken-ichi Tamura, Jun-ichi Yonemaru, Toshihiko Yamada
      Pages 211-228
    4. Reyazul Rouf Mir, Pavana J. Hiremath, Oscar Riera-Lizarazu, Rajeev K. Varshney
      Pages 229-247
  6. Development of Non-DNA Biomarkers

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 249-249
    2. Emidio Albertini, Gianpiero Marconi
      Pages 251-264
    3. Stefan Scholten, Alexander Thiemann
      Pages 265-279

About this book


“Diagnostics in Plant Breeding” is systematically organizing cutting-edge research reviews on the development and application of molecular tools for the prediction of plant performance. Given its significance for mankind and the available research resources, medical sciences are leading the area of molecular diagnostics, where DNA-based risk assessments for various diseases and biomarkers to determine their onset become increasingly available. So far, most research in plant genomics has been directed towards understanding the molecular basis of biological processes or phenotypic traits. From a plant breeding perspective, however, the main interest is in predicting optimal genotypes based on molecular information for more time- and cost-efficient breeding schemes. It is anticipated that progress in plant genomics and in particular sequence technology made recently will shift the focus from “explanatory” to “predictive” in crop science. This book assembles chapters on all areas relevant to development and application of predictive molecular tools in plant breeding by leading authorities in the respective areas.


Assisted plant breeding Genomics Molecular diagnostics Molecular markers Plant breeding

Editors and affiliations

  • Thomas Lübberstedt
    • 1
  • Rajeev K. Varshney
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. AgronomyIowa State UniversityAmesUSA
  2. 2.ICRISATCentre of Excellence in Genomics (CEG)PatancheruIndia

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