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Current Technologies in Plant Molecular Breeding

A Guide Book of Plant Molecular Breeding for Researchers

  • Hee-Jong Koh
  • Suk-Yoon Kwon
  • Michael Thomson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Joohyun Lee, Joong Hyoun Chin, Sang Nag Ahn, Hee-Jong Koh
    Pages 1-14
  3. Hee-Bum Yang, Won-Hee Kang, Seok-Hyeon Nahm, Byoung-Cheorl Kang
    Pages 15-50
  4. Hyun Sook Lee, Sun-Goo Hwang, Cheol Seong Jang, Sang Nag Ahn
    Pages 51-94
  5. Jae Bok Yoon, Soon-Wook Kwon, Tae-Ho Ham, Sunggil Kim, Michael Thomson, Sherry Lou Hechanova et al.
    Pages 95-144
  6. Ik-Young Choi, Ho-Jun Joh, Gibum Yi, Jin Hoe Huh, Tae-Jin Yang
    Pages 145-173
  7. Chang-Yong Lee, Tae-Sung Kim, Sanghyeob Lee, Yong-Jin Park
    Pages 175-204
  8. Geung-Joo Lee, Dong-Gwan Kim, Soon-Jae Kwon, Hong-Il Choi, Dong Sub Kim
    Pages 205-239
  9. Mi-Ok Woo, Kesavan Markkandan, Nam-Chon Paek, Soon-Chun Jeong, Sang-Bong Choi, Hak Soo Seo
    Pages 241-295
  10. Young Hee Joung, Pil-Son Choi, Suk-Yoon Kwon, Chee Hark Harn
    Pages 297-343
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 345-352

About this book


Recent progress in biotechnology and genomics has expanded the plant breeders’ horizon providing a molecular platform on the traditional plant breeding, which is now known as ‘plant molecular breeding’. Although diverse technologies for molecular breeding have been developed and applied individually for plant genetic improvement, common use in routine breeding programs seems to be limited probably due to the complexity and incomplete understanding of the technologies. This book is intended to provide a guide for researchers or graduate students involved in plant molecular breeding by describing principles and application of recently developed technologies with actual case studies for practical use.

The nine topics covered in this book include the basics on genetic analysis of agronomic traits, methods of detecting QTLs, the application of molecular markers, genomics-assisted breeding including epigenomic issues, and genome-wide association studies. Identification methods of mutagenized plants, actual case studies for the isolation and functional studies of genes, the basics of gene transfer in major crops and the procedures for commercialization of GM crops are also described.

This book would be a valuable reference for plant molecular breeders and a cornerstone for the development of new technologies in plant molecular breeding for the future.


breeding techniques genetically modified crops identification methods molecular marker plant breeding plant genome

Editors and affiliations

  • Hee-Jong Koh
    • 1
  • Suk-Yoon Kwon
    • 2
  • Michael Thomson
    • 3
  1. 1.College of Agriculture and Life Sciences Crop Science and BiotechnologySeoul National UniversitySeoulKorea (Republic of)
  2. 2.Plant Systems Engineering Research CenterKRIBBDaejeonKorea (Republic of)
  3. 3.Plant Breeding, Genetics, and BiotechnologyInternational Rice Research InstituteLagunaPhilippines

About the editors

Dr. Hee-Jong Koh; Crop science and biotechnology, college of agriculture and life sciences (CALS), Seoul National University

Dr. Seok-Yoon Kwon; Plant systems and engineering research center, Division of biosystems research, Korea research institute of bioscience and biotechnology (KRIBB)

Dr. Michael Thomson; Plant breeding, genetics, and biotechnology division (PBGB), International Rice Research Institute (IRRI)

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