Soybean Physiology and Genetics

Soybean Physiology and Genetics

1st Edition - April 20, 2022

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  • Editors: Hon-Ming Lam, Man-Wah Li
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323912198
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323914758

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Soybean Physiology and Genetics, Volume 102 presents comprehensive reviews on the latest development in soybean research, covering soybean genomics, physiology and genetics under biotic and abiotic stress, growth and development, nitrogen fixation and nutritional values, etc. Chapters in this new release cover Root Physiology and Morphology in Relationship to Stress Tolerance, Soybean Insects, Application of Genomic Studies in Soybean Breeding, Secondary metabolism in soybean, The roles of CLE peptides in nitrogen fixation in soybean, Seed morphology in soybean, Physiology and genetic regulations of oil and protein contents in soybean, Regulation of flowering and maturation in soybean, and much more. As soybeans are a key component in climate-smart agriculture because of their high nutritional value, large cultivation area, and nitrogen-fixing ability, this book fills a gap in information on this growing commodity.

Key Features

  • Presents a comprehensive review of the most up-to-date soybean research
  • Covers the most concerned topics in soybean research, including genomics, abiotic and biotic stresses, physiology, nutritional values, nitrogen fixation, and more
  • Explores the unique features of soybean that are beneficial for climate-smart agriculture

Readership

Plant scientists involved in genetics and genomics, physiology, stress responses, nitrogen fixation, breeding, and crop improvement, who are particularly interested in soybean and legume research

Table of Contents

  • Cover image
  • Title page
  • Table of Contents
  • Copyright
  • Contributors
  • Preface
  • Chapter One: Genomic research on soybean and its impact on molecular breeding
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: A survey of published soybean reference genomes
  • 3: Quantitative trait loci/association mapping using whole-genome sequencing methods
  • 4: Impacts of genomic research on soybean molecular breeding
  • 5: Perspectives
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter Two: Regulation of flowering and maturation in soybean
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Flowering and maturity genes in soybean
  • 3: Molecular mechanisms for the photoperiodic regulation of flowering in soybean
  • 4: Soybean adaptation to different latitudes
  • 5: Concluding remarks
  • Acknowledgments
  • Author contributions
  • Conflicts of interest
  • References
  • Chapter Three: Root physiology and morphology of soybean in relation to stress tolerance
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Root morphology and architecture
  • 3: Regulation of soybean root development and architecture
  • 4: Root plasticity and adaptation to edaphic stress
  • 5: Current challenges and future directions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter Four: Inheritance and prevention of soybean root rot
  • Abstract
  • 1: Biological properties of soybean root rot
  • 2: Resistance identification in soybean to Phytophthora root rot
  • 3: Inheritance and molecular markers in soybean to Phytophythora root rot
  • 4: The function and mechanism of soybean resistance gene to Phytophythora root rot
  • 5: The function of P. sojae effector
  • 6: Prevention and future perspectives
  • References
  • Chapter Five: Insights into soybean with high photosynthetic efficiency
  • Abstract
  • 1: Soybean photosynthesis, yield, and seed quality
  • 2: Allocation of photosynthates to major sinks in soybean: Seeds and nodules
  • 3: Breeding of soybean cultivar with high photosynthetic efficiency
  • References
  • Chapter Six: Soybean CLE peptides and their CLAVATA-like signaling pathways
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: CLE peptide structure and function
  • 3: CLE peptides in soybean meristems
  • 4: CLE peptides regulating symbiosis
  • 5: CLE peptides of soybean symbionts
  • 6: Conclusions and future directions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter Seven: Redox metabolism in soybean and its significance in nitrogen-fixing nodules
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Redox defenses against environmental stress
  • 3: Redox metabolism and soybean nodules
  • 4: Future perspectives
  • Acknowledgment
  • References
  • Chapter Eight: Pursuing greener farming by clarifying legume-insect pest interactions and developing marker-assisted molecular breeding
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Mechanisms of host plant resistance against insects
  • 3: Insect-borne plant pathogens
  • 4: Pest adaptations to plant defenses
  • 5: Worldwide insecticide use in agriculture
  • 6: Integrated pest management (IPM) and current farming practices
  • 7: Strategies for effective and ecofriendly IPM
  • 8: Effects of global warming and climate change on insect pests
  • 9: Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Conflicts of interest
  • Author contributions
  • Funding
  • References
  • Chapter Nine: Genetic regulations of the oil and protein contents in soybean seeds and strategies for improvement
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: Oil and protein contents in soybean seeds
  • 3: Alterations in oil and protein contents and compositions under diverse environmental conditions
  • 4: Genetic strategies for improving oil and protein contents
  • 5: Conclusions
  • Acknowledgments
  • References
  • Chapter Ten: Soybean secondary metabolites and flavors: The art of compromise among climate, natural enemies, and human culture
  • Abstract
  • 1: Introduction
  • 2: The diversity of soybean germplasms
  • 3: Major biochemical pathways for the synthesis of secondary metabolites in soybean, and their molecular structures and nutraceutical/pharmaceutical values
  • 4: The influence of climate on soybean secondary metabolite production
  • 5: The influence on soybean secondary metabolite production by natural enemies
  • 6: Secondary metabolites in soy food products: The balance between nutrients and flavor
  • 7: Natural and human selections of soybean
  • 8: Possible post-domestication selection of soybean seeds based on their uses in food products
  • 9: Industrial methods and the selection of soybean varieties for soy food production
  • 10: Conclusion
  • Acknowledgments
  • Funding
  • References
  • Chapter Eleven: Seed morphology of soybean
  • Abstract
  • 1: A general description of seed morphology of soybean
  • 2: A general description of shape and size of soybean seed
  • 3: A general description of soybean seed coat
  • 4: A general description and the physiology of soybean seed texture
  • 5: Hilum: The gateway of sink-source
  • 6: Genetic control of seed morphology
  • 7: Domestication of seed morphology
  • 8: Conclusion
  • References

Product details

  • No. of pages: 392
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2022
  • Published: April 20, 2022
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • Hardcover ISBN: 9780323912198
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323914758

About the Serial Volume Editors

Hon-Ming Lam

Hon-Ming Lam
Prof. Hon-Ming Lam, Professor of the School of Life Sciences, and the Director of the national-level State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology is also leading the RGC Area of Excellence Center for Genomic Studies on Plant-Environment Interaction for Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security (2017-2025). For the past two decades, he embarked upon soybean genomics studies, carried out impressive work, and achieved world-class excellence in terms of research achievements and innovations. He has published more than 160 peer-reviewed journal papers. His groundbreaking discoveries include the first application of whole-genome sequence analysis to reveal the genome diversity of wild soybeans (published as a cover story on Nature Genetics in 2010), setting up a novel technology platform for identification of the major causal gene for salt tolerance in soybean (published in Nature Communications in 2014), and completing the assembly of the first reference genome of a wild soybean accession (published in Nature Communications in 2019). Together with his other high-impact publications, Prof. Lam has been recognized as a prominent leader in the international soybean research arena. Besides scientific achievements, it is also exciting to see that his soybean research has gone beyond basic science. He successfully integrated the state-of-the-art technology from academics and the traditional wisdom from breeders for the development of stress-tolerant soybean cultivars and obtained official approval to release them to the farmers in NW China at no cost. His project has made a strong social and economic impact not only because of safeguarding food security and boosting economic benefits for underprivileged smallholder farms in arid and semi-arid areas but the introduction of a low-carbon green economy, scientific-industrial partnership model.

Affiliations and Expertise

Centre for Soybean Research of the State Key Laboratory of Agrobiotechnology and School of Life Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Man-Wah Li

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