The Genomics Applications in Crop Improvement two volume set brings together a diverse field of international experts in plant breeding genomics to share their experiences in the field, from success stories to lessons learnt. In recent years advances in genetics and genomics have greatly enhanced our understanding of the structural and functional aspects of plant genomes.
This book brings together both a Genomics and Proteomics approach to further our understanding in this direction. The volume expands on the current understanding from Bioinformatical approaches to develop the models, as well as proving the ideas up to field conditions. Further, the volume contains comprehensive knowledge of stress signalling useful for graduate students, researchers as well as scientists working in the area. (résumé de l'éditeur)
Genetic and Genomic Resources of Grain Legume Improvement is the first book to bring together the latest resources in plant genetics and genomics to facilitate the identification of specific germplasm, trait mapping and allele mining to more effectively develop biotic and abiotic-stress-resistant grains.
This volume brings together experts on bryophyte photosynthesis whose research spans the genome and cell through whole plant and ecosystem function and combines that with historical perspectives on the role of algal, bryophyte and vascular plant ancestors on terrestrialization of the Earth. (résumé de l'éditeur)
Fifth of Neanderthals' genetic code lives on in modern humans
"[One] Fifth of Neanderthals' genetic code lives on in modern humans" (when you add us all together). -- Fascinating piece about what Neanderthal DNA survived (much is related to making keratin, "a protein used in skin, hair, and nails") in modern humans and how it's passed along ("mainly through the female line"). [Photograph: Jose A Astor/Alamy]
Platypus Genome Explains Animal's Peculiar Features; Holds Clues To Evolution Of Mammals
The duck-billed platypus: part bird, part reptile, part mammal -- and the genome to prove it. Scientists have decoded the genome of the platypus, showing that the animal's peculiar mix of features is reflected in its DNA. An analysis of the genome can help scientists piece together a more complete picture of the evolution of all mammals, including humans.