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Title The Brassica napus genome / Shengyi Liu, Rod Snowdon, Boulos Chalhoub, editors.

Published Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2018]


Location Call No. Status
Physical description 1 online resource (xxii, 283 pages) : color illustrations.
Series Compendium of plant genomes, 2199-479X
Compendium of plant genomes. 2199-4781
Springer Biomedical and Life Sciences eBooks 2018 English+International
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Academic and economic importance of Brassica napus rapeseed -- Cytogenetics, a science linking genomics and breeding: the Brassica model -- Genes and quantitative trait loci mapping for major agronomic traits in Brassica napus L. -- Deciphering genome organization of the polyploid Brassica napus -- From alpha-duplication to triplication and sextuplication -- Quantity, distribution, and evolution of major repeats in Brassica napus -- Homoeologous exchanges and gene losses generate diversity and differentiate the B. napus genome from that of its ancestors -- Fractionization of polyploid duplicated genes: gene loss, expression divergence, and epigenetic regulation in Brassica napus -- Brassica mitochondrial and chloroplast genomes -- Diversity and evolution of B. napus chloroplast genome -- Case study for trait-related gene evolution: oil biosynthesis genes -- Case study for trait-related gene evolution: glucosinolates -- Case study for trait-related gene evolution: disease resistance genes in Brassica napus -- Brassica napus genomic resources -- Genome-facilitated breeding of oilseed rape -- Future prospects for structural, functional, and evolutionary genomics.
Summary "This book describes how the genome sequence contributes to our understanding of allopolyploidisation and the genome evolution, genetic diversity, complex trait regulation and knowledge-based breeding of this important crop. Numerous examples demonstrate how widespread homoeologous genome rearrangements and exchanges have moulded structural genome diversity following a severe polyploidy bottleneck. The allopolyploid crop species Brassica napus has the most highly duplicated plant genome to be assembled to date, with the largest number of annotated genes. Examples are provided for use of the genome sequence to identify and capture diversity for important agronomic traits, including seed quality and disease resistance. The increased potential for detailed gene discovery using high-density genetic mapping, quantitative genetics and transcriptomic analyses is described in the context of genome availability and illustrated with recent examples. Intimate knowledge of the highly-duplicated gene space, on the one hand, and the repeat landscape on the other, particularly in comparison to the two diploid progenitor genomes, provide a fundamental basis for new insights into the regulatory mechanisms that are coupled with selection for polyploid success and crop evolution"--Publisher's description.
Other author Liu, Shengyi (Plant geneticist), editor.
Snowdon, Rod, editor.
Chalhoub, Boulos, editor.
SpringerLink issuing body.
Subject Rape (Plant) -- Genetics.
Rape (Plant) -- Genome mapping.
Plant genomes.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9783319436944 (electronic bk.)
3319436945 (electronic bk.)
9783319436920 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
3319436929 (hardcover ; alk. paper)
9783319436937 (print)
Standard Number 10.1007/978-3-319-43694-4