[Maize] Genomics Assisted Crop Improvement volumes published

Varshney, Rajeev via maize%40net.bio.net (by r.k.varshney from CGIAR.ORG)
Wed Jan 23 15:58:27 EST 2008


Two volumes of Genomics-Assisted Crop Improvement  (GACI) have been 
recently published by Springer. Volume 1, entitled "Genomics 
Approaches and Platforms", presents state-of-the-art genomic 
resources and platforms and also describes the strategies and 
approaches for effectively exploiting genomics research for crop 
improvement 
(http://www.springer.com/east/home?SGWID=5-102-22-173739833-0 ). 
Volume 2, entitled "Genomics Applications in Crops", presents a 
number of case studies of important crop and plant species that 
summarize both the achievements and limitations of genomics research 
for crop improvement 
(http://www.springer.com/dal/home?SGWID=1-102-22-173739832-0 ).

  More than 90 authors, representing 16 countries from five continents 
have contributed 16 chapters for Volume I and 18 chapters for Volume 
II. Each article shows how structural and/or functional genomics can 
improve our capacity to unveil and deploy natural and artificial 
allelic variation for the benefit of plant breeders. Editors (Rajeev 
Varshney, ICRISAT and Roberto Tuberosa, Uni Bologna) hope that these 
two volumes, while providing new ideas and opportunities to those 
working in crop breeding, will help graduate students and teachers to 
develop a better understanding of the applications of crop genomics 
to plant research and breeding. For details contact: Rajeev Varshney 
(rkvarshney from cgiar.org).



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