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The Molecular Basis of Plant Genetic Diversity

Edited by Mahmut Çalışkan

Istanbul University

The Molecular Basis of Plant Genetic Diversity presents chapters revealing the magnitude of genetic variations existing in plant populations. Natural populations contain a considerable genetic variability which provides a genomic flexibility that can be used as a raw material for adaptation to changing environmental conditions. The analysis of genetic diversity provides information about allelic variation at a given locus. The increasing availability of PCR-based molecular markers allows the detailed analyses and evaluation of genetic diversity in plants and also, the detection of genes influencing economically important traits. The purpose of the book is to provide a glimpse into the dynamic process of genetic variation by presenting the thoughts of scientists who are engaged in the generation of new ideas and techniques employed for the assessment of genetic diversity, often from very different perspectives. The book should prove useful to students, researchers, and experts in the area of conservation biology, genetic diversity, and molecular biology.

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The Molecular Basis of Plant Genetic DiversityEdited by Mahmut Çalışkan

Published: March 30th 2012

DOI: 10.5772/2639

ISBN: 978-953-51-0157-4

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-5263-7

Copyright year: 2012

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46093 Total Chapter Downloads

22 Crossref Citations

63 Web of Science Citations

63 Dimensions Citations


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1. Genomics Meets Biodiversity: Advances in Molecular Marker Development and Their Applications in Plant Genetic Diversity Assessment

By Peter Poczai, Ildiko Varga, Neil E. Bell and Jaakko Hyvonen


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2. Species Occurrence, Hybridization and Speciation in Postglacial East and South Asia

By Liao Pei-Chun, Yi-Shan Chao and Yu-Chung Chiang


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3. Genetic Diversity, Habitat Fragmentation and Epigenetic Variations

By Josphert N. Kimatu, Geoffrey M. Muluvi and Bao Liu


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4. Plant Self-Incompatibility: Or, Self-Induction of Population Genetic Diversity

By Łukasz Wolko and Ryszard Słomski


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5. Genetic Diversity of Maize Landraces as Sources of Favorable Traits

By Snezana Mladenovic Drinic, Violeta Andjelkovic and Dragana Ignjatovic Micic


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6. Genetic Biodiversity and Phylogenetic Studies in Poplar by Means of the Metallothionein Multigene Family

By Angela Cicatelli, Renato Lupi, Francesco Sala, Han Yfan and Stefano Castiglione


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7. Analysis of Genetic Diversity and SSR Allelic Variation in Rubber Tree (Hevea brasilensis)

By Suping Feng, Yaoting Wu, Weiguo Li, Fei Yu and Jingyi Wang


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8. Genetic Diversity and Transferability of Rubus Microsatellite Markers to South American Rubus Species

By Marta L. Marulanda, Ana M. López and Marcela Uribe


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9. Genetic Diversity of Seed Orchard Crops

By Murat Ertekin


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10. Genetic Diversity of Bulgarian Phaseolus vulgaris L. Germplasm Collection Through Phaseolin and Isozyme Markers

By N. B. Tomlekova


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11. Use of Soil Microorganisms to Improve Plant Growth and Ecosystem Sustainability

By Inés E. García de Salamone


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12. Molecular Characterization of a Potyvirus Associated with a Fig Mosaic Disease in Egypt

By Elsayed E. Hafez, A. A. Abdelkhalek and A. A. El-Morsi


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13. Case Study: Sclerotinia sclerotiorum: Genetic Diversity and Disease Control

By Silvana Petrofeza and Luiz Carlos Bhering Nasser


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14. Pyrenophora tritici-repentis, Causal Agent of Tan Spot: A Review of Intraspecific Genetic Diversity

By M. V. Moreno, S. A. Stenglein and A. E. Perelló


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15. Magnaporthe oryzae Genetic Diversity and Its Outcomes on the Search for Durable Resistance

By Klaus Konrad Scheuermann, Juliana Vieira Raimondi, Rubens Marschalek, Alexander de Andrade and Ester Wickert


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16. The Nutrigenome and Gut Microbiome: Chronic Disease Prevention with Crop Phytochemical Diversity

By Erica Daniell and Elizabeth P. Ryan


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