Computational and high-throughput methods, such as genomics,proteomics, and transcriptomics, known collectively as"-omics," have been used to study plant biology forwell over a decade now. As these technologies mature, plant andcrop scientists have started using these methods to improve cropvarieties. Omics in Plant Breeding provides a timely introductionto key omicsbased methods and their application in plantbreeding.
Omics in Plant Breeding is a practical and accessibleoverview of specific omics-based methods ranging from metabolomicsto phenomics. Covering a single methodology within each chapter,this book provides thorough coverage that ensures a strongunderstanding of each methodology both in its application to, andimprovement of, plant breeding.
Accessible to advanced students, researchers, and professionals,Omics in Plant Breeding will
be an essential entry point into this innovative and excitingfield.
* A valuable overview of high-throughput, genomics-basedtechnologies and their applications to plant breeding
* Each chapter explores a single methodology, allowing fordetailed and thorough coverage
* Coverage ranges from well-established methodologies,such as genomics and proteomics, to emerging technologies,including phenomics and physionomics
Aluízio Borém is a Professor of Plant Breedingat the University of Viçosa in Brazil.
Roberto Fritsche-Neto is a Professor of Genetics andPlant Breeding at the University of São Paulo in Brazil.