Genetics, genomics and breeding of maize

Ramakrishna Wusirika, Martin Bohn, Jinsheng Lai, Chittaranjan Kole

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Sequencing of the maize genome has opened up new opportunities in maize breeding, genetics and genomics research. This book highlights modern trends in development of hybrids, analysis of genetic diversity, molecular breeding, comparative and functional genomics, epigenomicsand proteomics in maize. The use of maize in biofuels, phytoremediation and pharmaceuticals is also highlighted. Current research trends, future research directions and challenges are discussed by a panel of experts from all over the world.

Original languageEnglish (US)
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages279
ISBN (Electronic)9781482228137
ISBN (Print)9781482228120
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • General Engineering
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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