Molecular Breeding and Nutritional Aspects of Buckwheat

Molecular Breeding and Nutritional Aspects of Buckwheat

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Molecular Breeding and Nutritional Aspects of Buckwheat describes the general characterization and genetic diversity of buckwheat (family Polygonaceae, genus Fagopyrum) around the globe (especially in Russia, China, India, and Eastern Europe), the arid and cool regions where it is most frequently consumed, and nutritional information on a variety of buckwheat uses, including tea, groats, flour, and noodles.

With detailed information on buckwheat regeneration, genetic transformation, gene function analysis, and the metabolic engineering of bioactive compounds, the book guides readers through a variety of buckwheat varietal adaptations, providing foundation information on which additional research should be conducted.

It is divided into four parts, including genetic resource and phylogenetic relationship, food nutrition, growth and cultivation, and molecular breeding, with each section providing insights into the most current developments.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 482 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 25.4mm | 790g
  • Academic Press Inc
  • San Diego, United States
  • English
  • colour illustrations
  • 0128036923
  • 9780128036921

Table of contents

Part 1-Genetic resource and Phylogenetic relationship Chapter 1. Molecular taxonomy of the genus Fagopyrum Chapter 2. Genetic resource of buckwheat in China Chapter 3. Genetic diversity in Himalayan buckwheats: a perspective for use in crop improvement programmes Chapter 4. State and perspectives of buckwheat production in Russia Chapter 5. Buckwheat Breeding and Seed Production in Poland

Part 2-Food nutrition Chapter 6. Reduction in serum levels of myeloperoxidase and cholesterol when eating buckwheat cookies Chapter 7. Quercetin-induced Hep G 2 cells autophagy was mediated by intracellular Ca2+ Chapter 8. Progress on bioactivity of buckwheat flavonoids Chapter 9. Localisation of mineral elements in common and tartary buckwheat grain as revealed by multielemental and quantitative micro-PIXE Chapter 10. Different treatments applied to Tartary buckwheat whole flour to preserve rutin

Part 3- Growth and Cultivation Chapter 11. Effect of drought stress on photosynthetic physiology and yield of Tartary buckwheat Chapter 12. Optical properties of Tartary and hybrid buckwheats treated with Se and UV radiation Chapter 13. Effect of day and night temperature on the expression of the plant shape in a Kiku-type buckwheat line

Part 4-Molecular breeding Chapter 14. Present status, future breeding strategy and prospects for buckwheat Chapter 15. Breeding of `Manten-Kirari', a non-bitter and trace-rutinosidase variety in Tartary buckwheat, and de novo sequencing of transcriptome and mass discovery of SNPs Chapter 16. Intact S-ELF 3 is exclusive to heteromorphic SI species in Fagopyrum Chapter 17. Mining, characterization and application of microsatellite markers using next generation sequencing data from buckwheat (Fagopyrum Mill) Chapter 18. Discover of common buckwheat dwarf mutation and the ideal plant type hybrid breeding

Part 5-Biotechnology Chapter 19. MYB transcription factors regulate buckwheat flavonoids biosynthesis Chapter 20. Hairy root culture of buckwheat Chapter 21. Plant regeneration from cotyledon tissues of common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench)
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About Meiliang Zhou

Dr. Meiliang Zhou (Biotechnology Research Institute-CAAS/Sichuan Agricultural University, China), Regulation of gene expression; Plant development; Functional genomics; Hormones signaling transduction mechanisms; Plant-biotic (microbe, insect and virus) interaction; Plant-abiotic (drought, salt, flooding, heavy metals, cold and high temperature); Plant secondary metabolites biosynthesis pathway and regulation mechanism; Plant nutrition. Prof. Dr. Ivan Kreft (University of Ljubljana/Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia)studied agronomy and biology in Ljubljana (Slovenia - Dipl. Eng. Agr., Teacher of Biol., PhD) and in Lund (Sweden - Fil. Kand., MSc.). After employments in Germany and Sweden, he was appointed as researcher and teacher at University of Ljubljana, where he was retired as Professor in 2012. Since 2003 he is a member of Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts. He was holding lectures at many Universities including Maribor, Krizevci, Zagreb, Wien, Udine, Roma, Lisboa, Porto, Lund, Uppsala, Nitra, Minsk, several Universities in China, in Korea, and on several Universities in Japan. In the period 1992/93 he was Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, in 2001 he received a title of Visiting Professor at Shanxi University (Taiyuan, China), in April and May 2010 he was again in Japan, Visiting Professor at Kobe Gakuin University, Faculty of Nutrition, in Kobe. Since 2013 he is employed at the Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Field research on crops, especially buckwheat, and traditional food materials of plant origin Prof. Dr. Sun-Hee Woo (Chungbuk National University, Korea), Research interests in Molecular Genetics and Breeding of Crops and Crop Functional Genomics and Proteomics . Awards: Award for Japanese Society of Breeding Best Research Presentation Award from the Korean Breeding Science Society Best Research Presentation Award from the International Plant Biotechnology Congress with J. of Plant Physiology Best Research Presentation Award from the Korean Crop Science Society Best Research Presentation Award from the Korean Plant Biotechnology Society Best Research Award from the Korean Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society Excellent Paper Award, Korea Federation on Science & Technology Societies Prof. Dr. Nikhil Chrungoo (North Eastern Hill University, India) Current Research Interests : Biodiversity profiling, Nutritional Genomics Important research activities: * A two locus barcode based on nucleotide sequences of cp rbcL and matK genes developed for identification of Chenopodium quinoa an important nutraceutical crop of Indian Himalayas. * Allelic forms of waxy locus of rice described for identifying varieties with altered amylose content of starch * A gene coding for a nutritionally rich seed storage protein from common buckwheat isolated. Accession no. AY245536 (EMBL) * Complete amino acid sequence of a lysine rich seed storage protein from grain of common buckwheat determined. Accession no. P83004 (SWISS PROT) * Granule bound starch synthetase (GBSS-I) isolated from buckwheat grains. * N-terminal amino acid sequence for 25 residues of GBSS-I of common buckwheat determined. Accession no. P84633 (SWISS PROT) * Cloned the promoter of 26 kDa lysine rich seed stiorage protein of common buckwheat Accession No. EU 595873 Prof. Dr. Gunilla Wieslander (Uppsala University, Sweden) Academical degree: Physician and MD 1977, licensed to practice medicine since 1979. Specialized in Occupational medicine at Uppsala University in 1986. Ph.D. degree in occupational medicine at Uppsala University in 1995 on Water Based Paints and adverse health effects. In January 1999 associate professor at Medical Sciences/ Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Senior consultant in medicine 2001. Specialized and licensed as a physician in environmental medicine in 2003 and specialization into aviation physician by the Swedish Civil Aircraft Board in 2004 and work parttime with Scandinavian Airlines, consultant and researcher. Scientific secretay in Swedish Aviation and Nautical Association since 2007 and member since 2012. Ongoing international cooperation with researchers from China. In China, through Professor Wang and Professor Zheng cooperates on biomedical and allergy research in buckwheat with Shanxi Academy of Agricultural Science, Taiyuan, PRC, and Department of Life Sciences at Shanxi University.
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