This title includes a number of Open Access chapters.

Climate change will severely impact the world’s food supply unless steps are taken to increase crop resilience. Otherwise, the negative effects on both the yield and the quality of crop plants are predicted to be immense. Plant genomics is a potentially powerful defense against this looming threat.

This compendium volume offers a global perspective on the topic, with contributions from 42 eminent researchers from 12 nations around the world. The editor is a respected and published scientist in the bioinformatics field, who has chosen articles in the following topics:

  • An overview of the genetic challenges presented by climate change
  • A genomic toolkit for crop-related research
  • Specific methods of improvement for specific crop by means of genomic applications

The hand-picked up-to-date research makes this volume an excellent reference not only for university-level academics, but also for policymakers and stakeholders who must tackle the challenge of the world’s food security.

part |2 pages

Part I: Crop Genomics and Climate Change

part |2 pages

Part II: Genomic Toolkit for Crop Genomics

chapter 5|50 pages

Silicon Era of Carbon-Based Life: Application of Genomics and Bioinformatics in Crop Stress Research

ByMan-Wah Li, Xinpeng Qi, Meng Ni, Hon-Ming Lam

chapter 6|36 pages

SNP Discovery Through Next-Generation Sequencing and Its Applications

BySantosh Kumar, Travis W. Banks, Sylvie Cloutier

chapter 7|30 pages

SNP Discovery and Genetic Mapping Using Genotyping by Sequencing of Whole Genome Genomic DNA from a Pea RIL Population

ByGilles Boutet, Susete Alves Carvalho, Matthieu Falque, Pierre Peterlongo, Emeline Lhuillier, Olivier Bouchez, Clément Lavaud, Marie-Laure Pilet-Nayel, Nathalie Rivière, Alain Baranger

part |2 pages

Part III: Crop Improvement Using Genomics Under Changing Climate

chapter 8|38 pages

Improved Evidence-Based Genome-Scale Metabolic Models for Maize Leaf, Embryo, and Endosperm

BySamuel M. D. Seaver, Louis M. T. Bradbury, Océane Frelin, Raphy Zarecki, Eytan Ruppin, Andrew D. Hanson, Christopher S. Henry