The Peanut Genome

Varshney, R K and Pandey, M K and Puppala, N (2017) The Peanut Genome. Compendium of Plant Genomes . Springer International Publishing. ISBN 978-3-319-63933-8

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This book presents the current state of the art in peanut genomics, focusing particularly on the latest genomic findings, tools and strategies employed in genome sequencing, transcriptomes and analysis, availability of public and private genomic resources, and ways to maximize the use of this information in peanut breeding programs. Further, it demonstrates how advances in plant genomics can be used to improve crop breeding. The peanut or groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L. Millsp) is a globally important grain legume and oilseed crop, cultivated in over 100 countries and consumed in the form of roasted seeds, oil and confectionary in nearly every country on Earth. The peanut contributes towards achieving food and nutritional security, in addition to financial security through income generation; as such, it is also vital to the livelihood of the poor in the developing world. There have been significant advances in peanut research, especially in the last five years, including sequencing the genome of both diploid progenitors, and the availability of tremendous transcriptome resources, large-scale genomic variations that can be used as genetic markers, genetic populations (bi- and multiparent populations and germplasm sets), marker-trait associations and molecular breeding products. The immediate availability of the genome sequence for tetraploid cultivated peanuts is the most essential genomic resource for achieving a deeper understanding of peanut traits and their use in breeding programs.

Item Type: Book
Divisions: Research Program : Genetic Gains
Series Name: Compendium of Plant Genomes
Uncontrolled Keywords: Agriculture in semi-arid regions, arachis hypogaea, crop improvement, germplasm, molecular mapping, protein food sources, whole-genome sequencing, groundnut, legumes, nutrition, grain legumes, climate smart crops, plant genomes, genomics-assisted breeding genomics research, peanut, oilseed crop, peanut traits, breeding programs
Subjects: Others > Plant Genetics
Others > Plant Breeding
Others > Plant Genetic Resources
Mandate crops > Groundnut
Others > Drylands Agriculture
Others > Food Legumes
Others > Genetics and Genomics
Others > Food Security
Others > Legume Crops
Depositing User: Mr Ramesh K
Date Deposited: 23 Feb 2018 05:36
Last Modified: 23 Feb 2018 05:45
Acknowledgement: UNSPECIFIED
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