Plant Epigenetics Coming of Age for Breeding Applications

Plant Epigenetics Coming of Age for Breeding Applications

1st Edition - November 21, 2018

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  • Editors: Philippe Gallusci, Etienne Bucher, Marie Mirouze
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128154038
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128154045

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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)

Table of Contents

  • 1. Epigenetics – A Historical Perspective
    Peter Meyer
    2. Epigenetic Mechanisms in Plants
    Hiroki Maeji and Taisuke Nishimura
    3. Epigenetic Diversity and Application to Breeding
    Sunil Kumar Kenchanmane Raju and Chad E. Niederhuth
    4. EpiRILs: Lessons From Arabidopsis
    Marco Catoni and Sandra Cortijo
    5. Sexual and Non-sexual Reproduction: Inheritance and Stability of Epigenetic Variations and Consequences for Breeding Application
    Yu-Hung Hung, Fang Liu, Xiang-Qian Zhang, Wenyan Xiao, and Tzung-Fu Hsieh
    6. Transposable Elements as Tool for Crop Improvement
    Michael Thieme and Etienne Bucher
    7. Roles of Epigenetic Mechanisms in Grafting and Possible Applications
    Margot M. J. Berger, Philippe Gallusci, and Emeline Teyssier
    8. Hybrid Vigor: Importance of Epigenetic Processes and Consequences for Breeding
    Naomi Miyaji and Ryo Fujimoto
    9. The Control of Bud Break and Flowering Time in Plants: Contribution of Epigenetic Mechanisms and Consequences in Agriculture and Breeding
    Amanda Malvessi Cattani, Tiago Sartor, Vítor da Silveira Falavigna, Diogo Denardi Porto, Carolina Pereira Silveira, Paulo Ricardo Dias de Oliveira, and Luís Fernando Revers
    10. Epigenetic Regulations of Fleshy Fruit Development and Ripening and Their Potential Applications to Breeding Strategies
    E. Bucher, J. Kong, E. Teyssier, and Philippe Gallusci
    11. Aspects of Epigenetic Regulation in Cereals
    Omar Oltehua-Lopez, Ana E. Dorantes-Acosta, Mathieu Ingouff, Sophie Lanciano, Olivier Leblanc, Daniel Grimanelli, Marie Mirouze, and Mario A. Arteaga-Vazquez
    12. Epigenetics in Forest Trees: State of the Art and Potential Implications for Breeding and Management in a Context of Climate Change
    Mamadou Dia Sow, Isabelle Allona, Christophe Ambroise, Daniel Conde, Régis Fichot, Svetlana Gribkova, Véronique Jorge, Grégoire Le-Provost, Luc Pâques, Christophe Plomion, Jérôme Salse, Léopoldo Sanchez-Rodriguez, Vincent Segura, Jörg Tost, and Stéphane Maury

Product details

  • No. of pages: 472
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: November 21, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780128154038
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128154045

About the Serial Volume Editors

Philippe Gallusci

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

Affiliations and Expertise

Universite de Bordeaux, France

Etienne Bucher

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

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

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