This book examines the application of soybean genome sequences to comparative, structural, and functional genomics. Since the availability of the soybean genome sequence has revolutionized molecular research on this important crop species, the book also describes how the genome sequence has shaped research on transposon biology and applications for gene identification, tilling and positional gene cloning. Further, the book shows how the genome sequence influences research in the areas of genetic mapping, marker development, and genome-wide association mapping for identifying important trait genes and soybean breeding. In closing, the economic and botanical aspects of the soybean are also addressed.
Economic/Academic importance.- C. Hart, Iowa State University, USA Botanical and Cytological Aspects.- R. Singh, University of Illinois, USA Classical and Molecular Genetic Mapping.- Q. Song & P. Cregan, USDA-ARS, USA. Genomic libraries & tilling and genetic resources.- K. Meksem, Southern Illinois University, USA Whole-Genome Sequencing, Assembly and Annotation And G-Browser.- T. Joshi, D. Xu, V. Babu, H. Nguyen, University of Missouri, USA; Suk-ha Lee, Seoul National University, South Korea Functional Genomics & Resources.- S. Whitham, Iowa State University, USA Soybean Data Bases.- D. Grant and R. Nelson, Iowa State University, USA Structural Genomics, Repetitive Sequences and Genome Duplication.- B. Stupar, University of Minnesota, USA Transposons.- J. Ma, Purdue University, USA Synteny With Allied and Model Genomes- J. Schlueter, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA. Transposon-tagging and positional cloning.- D. Sandhu, University of Wisconsin at Stevens Point and M.K. Bhattacharyya, Iowa State University, USA Impact On Germplasm Sequencing, GWAS and Gene Discovery.- Xin Liu, BGI, China; V. Babu, Dan Qiu, Rupesh Deshmukh, H. Nguyen, University of Missouri, USA Impact on Plant Breeding.- Z. Li, University of Georgia, USA Future prospects.- H. Nguyen and M.K. Bhattacharyya (USA).