Genetics and Genomics of Soybean

Edited by G Stacey 
Springer  2008  

Hardcover  407 pp  ISBN 9780387722986      £117.00
The Fabaceae (leguminosae) comprise the second largest family of flowering plants with 650 genera and 18000 species. As a member of Phaseoleae, the most economically important legume tribe, the soybean, Glycine max (L.) Merr., constitutes a major source of vegetable oil and protein internationally. Recently, soybean oil has garnered considerable attention due to its increased use for biodiesel production. The extensive genetic resources of soybean and the associated physiological tools available to scientists present a set of unique opportunities to study areas ranging from seed development, to the biology of polyploidization, to a huge array of pathogenic and symbiotic plant-host interactions. The large plant size of soybean is advantageous to such studies, and permits the use of techniques that are difficult or impossible for practice on smaller plants. For these and additional reasons, soybean genomic research has seen major advances in recent years.

Genetics and Genomics of Soybean chronicles advances in soybean genomic research, while addressing and anticipating the potential for future discoveries in a rapidly evolving field. The book covers recent progress on genome research in soybeans, including the genetic map with classical, RFLP, SSR and SNP markers; genomic and cDNA libraries, functional genomics platforms (e.g., cDNA, Affymetrix and oligonucleotide based DNA microarrays); physical maps, and the efforts to fully sequence the genome. Given the pending release of the soybean genome sequence, through the efforts of the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute, this book will stand as a critical source of information on soybean.

Written for researchers, institutes; students in plant genetics and genomics, plant biology, plant pathology, agronomy, and food sciences


  • Preface.
  • Soybean: Market driven research needs.
  • Soybean molecular genetic diversity
  • Legume Comparative Genomics
  • Phaseolus vulgaris: A diploid model for soybean
  • The soybean molecular genetic Linkage map
  • Soybean genome structure organization
  • Sequence and assembly of the soybean genome
  • Advances in soybean breeding
  • Forward and reverse genetics in soybean.
  • Bioinformatic resources for soybean genetic and genomic research
  • Genomics of soybean seed Development.
  • Genomics of soybean oil traits
  • Genomics of secondary metabolism in soybean
  • Genomics of fungal- and oomycete-soybean interactions
  • Genomics of insect-soybean interactions
  • Genomics of Viral-soybean interactions
  • Genomics of soybean cyst nematode-soybean interaction
  • Genomics of abiotic stress in soybean
  • The global impacts of Roundup ready soybeans
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