Genetics and Genomics of Setaria

  • Andrew Doust
  • Xianmin Diao

Part of the Plant Genetics and Genomics: Crops and Models book series (PGG, volume 19)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Evolution

  3. Genomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 133-133
    2. Katrien M. Devos, Xiaomei Wu, Peng Qi
      Pages 135-147
    3. Jeffrey L. Bennetzen, Minkyu Park, Hao Wang, Hongye Zhou
      Pages 149-158
  4. Morphology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 159-159
    2. Jose Sebastian, José R. Dinneny
      Pages 177-193
  5. Genetics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Anthony P. Martin, Christopher W. Brown, Duc Q. Nguyen, William M. Palmer, Robert T. Furbank, Caitlin S. Byrt et al.
      Pages 211-238
    3. Fernanda Plucani do Amaral, Beverly Jose Agtuca, Gary Stacey
      Pages 239-250
    4. Henri Darmency, TianYu Wang, Christophe Délye
      Pages 251-266

About this book


Setaria viridis and S.italica make up a model grass system to investigate C4 photosynthesis, cell wall biosynthesis, responses to drought, herbicide, and other environmental stressors, genome dynamics, developmental genetics and morphology, and interactions with microorganisms. Setaria viridis (green foxtail) is one of the world’s most widespread weeds, and its small size, native variation, rapidly burgeoning genetic and genomic resources, and transformability are making it the system of choice for both basic research and its translation into crop improvement. Its domesticated variant, S. italica (foxtail millet), is a drought-hardy cereal grown in China, India and Africa, and new breeding techniques show great potential for improving yields and nutrition for drought-prone regions. This book brings together for the first time evolutionary, genomic, genetic, and morphological analyses, together with protocols for growing and transforming Setaria, and approaches to high throughput genotyping and candidate gene analysis. Authors include major Setaria researchers from around the world.


Breeding Cytogenetics Genome Setaria Foxtail

Editors and affiliations

  • Andrew Doust
    • 1
  • Xianmin Diao
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant Biology, Ecology, and EvolutionOklahoma State UniversityStillwaterUSA
  2. 2.Institute of Crop SciencesChinese Academy of Agricultural SciencesBeijingChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-45103-9
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-45105-3
  • Series Print ISSN 2363-9601
  • Series Online ISSN 2363-961X
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