About the book
Model plants for genetic studies are very important among all other plant species living on our planet. Models, as whole plant grown from seed as well as tissue or cellular culture, help researchers to study genetics of key biological phenomena, processes and characteristics that are useful for understanding the consequences of natural mutations, adaptation of plants to the harsh environment or changing climate, plant ecology and evolution as well as polyploidization. Knowledge gained in studying model plants for key characteristics of interest can be generally translated in other plant species with the knowledge that many key cellular and molecular processes are conserved and regulated by ‘blueprint’ genes inherited from common ancestor.
In this Model Organisms in Plant Genetics book we invite but not limited to chapters describing primitive, remnant, nonflowering, flowering, non-flowering, emerging model plant species for genetic studies and translation of gained discoveries for studying other plant species and taxa, plant genome polyploidization, adaptive selection, evolution and domestication as well as crop improvement.