Epigenetics and Breeding - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128154038

Epigenetics and Breeding, Volume 88

1st Edition

Serial Volume Editors: Philippe Gallusci Etienne Bucher Marie Mirouze
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128154038
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 1st December 2018
Page Count: 312
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Table of Contents

Philippe Gallusci
1. Epigenetics, an introduction
Peter Meyer
2. Epigenetic mechanisms in plants
Taisuke Nishimura
3. Epigenomic diversity and applications to breeding/ Epigenetics in breeding: Methods and strategies
Chad Niederhuth
4. EpiRILs: Lessons from Arabidopsis
Sandra Cortijo
5. Transposable elements as a tool for plant improvement
Etienne Bucher
6. Epigenome editing: current state of the art and possible applications for plant breeding
Antonio Granell
7. Epigenetics and grafting
Emeline Teyssier
8. Sexual and non-sexual reproduction: inheritance and stability of epigenetic variations and consequences for breeding applications
Tzung-Fu Hsieh
9. Epigenetic contribution to Hybrid Vigour
Ryo Fujimoto
10. The control of bud break and flowering time in plants: contribution of epigenetic mechanisms and consequences in agriculture and breeding
Luis Fernando Revers
11. Epigenetic regulations of Fleshy fruit development and ripening
Philippe Gallusci
12. Epigenetics in cereals
Marie Mirouze
13. Trees
Stephane Maury


Epigenetics and Breeding, Volume 88, the latest release in the Advances in Botanical Research series, brings together the experiences and critical information teachers, researchers and managers must consider from both scientific and legal points-of-view as they relate to biotechnology. New chapters in this updated volume include sections on Epigenetic Mechanisms in Plants, Epigenomic Diversity and Applications to Breeding, Epigenetics in Breeding, EpiRILs: Lessons from Arabidopsis, Transposable Elements as a Tool for Plant Improvement, Epigenome Editing, Epigenetics and Grafting, Sexual and Non-sexual reproduction, Epigenetics in Cereals, and more.

Key Features

  • Encompasses various aspects of botanical research, including its historical background, current status, recent research outcomes and potential future developments
  • Written by highly competent authors from all continents
  • Provides data that is based on facts and written in a dispassionate and non-polemical tone


High School teachers; University lecturers and professors; researchers (primarily in plant field); governmental (or supra governmental like European Commission) or International organization (like FAO, etc.) officers involved in food or environmental safety or in biotechnology regulation; science journalists; farmer organizations (like NFU in the UK)


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About the Serial Volume Editors

Philippe Gallusci Serial Volume Editor

Dr Philippe Gallusci develops his research work at the Universite de Bordeaux in France.

Affiliations and Expertise

Universite de Bordeaux, France

Etienne Bucher Serial Volume Editor

Dr Etienne Bucher develops his research work at Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences in France.

Affiliations and Expertise

Institut de Recherche en Horticulture et Semences, Centre Angers-Nantes/ INRA-IRHS

Marie Mirouze Serial Volume Editor

Dr Marie Mirouze develops her research work at the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) in France.

Affiliations and Expertise

IRD, Institut de Recherche pour le Développement UMR Diversité Adaptation et Développement des Plantes Equipe RICE Génome du Riz