Description

Bioinformatics offers novel tools and resources to analyze plant genomes and genes. The complete genomes of two important commercial palms (dates and oil palm) have recently been sequenced. This offers scope for many computational tools to decipher the synteny, collinearity and common and unique genes of palms.

This book reviews the latest developments in this field.

Key Features

  • Includes the latest information on the molecular breeding and bioinformatics of palms
  • Covers past and current work and future opportunities
  • Written in simple language avoiding technical jargon

Readership

Graduate students, teachers and researchers of genetics, biotechnology, bioinformatics, horticulture, and molecular biology

Table of Contents

  • Dedication
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
  • Abbreviations
  • 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Palms: Taxonomy and Uses
    • 1.2. Genetics Cytology and Genomics of Palms
    • 1.3. Molecular Phylogeny and Evolution
    • 1.4. Marker–Trait Associations
    • 1.5. Molecular Cloning and Transgenics
    • 1.6. Cross-Transferrable Microsatellite Markers in Palms
    • 1.7. Databases and Software
    • 1.8. Constraints and Opportunities in Genomics of Palms
  • 2. Coconut
    • 2.1. Introduction
    • 2.2. Markers for Assessment of Diversity
    • 2.3. Maker-Trait Associations, QTL Mapping on Coconut
    • 2.4. Genome Biology of Coconut Endosperm and Fatty Acid Biosynthesis
    • 2.5. Coconut Tissue Culture-Related Genes
    • 2.6. Structural Biology of Hirsutellin
    • 2.7. Road Map for Coconut Genomics
  • 3. Oil Palm
    • 3.1. Introduction
    • 3.2. Markers, QTLS, Omics of Mesocarp, and Shell Thickness
    • 3.3. Transcriptomics and Genes of Somatic Embryogenesis and Mantled Disorder
    • 3.4. Molecular Markers for QTL Mapping and Diversity Analysis in Oil Palm
    • 3.5. Genes and Promoters of Oil Palm
    • 3.6. Bioinformatics
    • 3.7. Haploid Technologies
    • 3.8. Road Map for Oil Palm Genomics
  • 4. Date Palm
    • 4.1. Introduction
    • 4.2. Genetic Diversity using Molecular Markers
    • 4.3. Molecular Biology of Sex Determination
    • 4.4. Resistance to Bayoud Disease
    • 4.5. Probes for Brittle Leaf Disease
    • 4.6. Somaclonal Variations, DNA Methylation, and Other Markers
    • 4.7. Complete Genomes, SNPs, and Genomic Libraries
    • 4.8. Proteomics
    • 4.9. Road Map for Date Palm Genomics
  • 5. Rattans and Palmyra
    • 5.1. Introduction
    • 5.2. Molecular Markers for Rattans
    • 5.3. Molecular M

Details

No. of pages:
114
Language:
English
Copyright:
© 2012
Published:
Imprint:
Elsevier
eBook ISBN:
9780123877529
Print ISBN:
9780123877369
Print ISBN:
9780323165181

About the author

V Arunachalam

Affiliations and Expertise

Central Plantation Crops Research Institute (CPCRI) (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), India