The cereal grasses (Poaceae) are a fundamental source of nutrients in the human diet, and major cereal crops, which include wheat, maize, rice, barley, oat, sorghum, and millet, represent primary food sources for populations around the world. In the last years, research efforts in molecular biology have been aimed at increasing not only yield and grain quality in cereal crops but also their adaptability to ever-changing environments.
Nowadays, the emergence of high-throughput sequencing technologies, along with bioinformatic tools to analyze big volumes of data and genome-editing platforms to dissect gene pathways, has modified the mode of working with genetic information and complex traits. In the next years, it is expected that both basic and applied research in cereal genomics will play a crucial role to achieve sustainable global food security.
For that reason, Dr. Luis M. Vaschetto, together with other leading scientists from around the world (including Argentina, Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Japan, Mexico, the United Kingdom, and the United States), recently published an book named "Cereal Genomics“ in Springer Nature, introducing the methods and protocols in this field. In the book, some of the latest molecular techniques for the analysis and manipulation of grass genomes were compiled.
Cutting-edge technologies and advancements in cereal genomics are covered in this book as follows: high-throughput DNA extraction protocols, crop genetic resources, meta-quantitative trait loci (QTL) analysis, association mapping, next-generation genome sequencing, transposable element-associated variation, transcriptomics analysis, epigenetic variation (i.e., both DNA methylation and histone modifications), identification of imprinted genes, noncoding RNAs (circular RNAs), genome-editing technologies, and posttranslational protein phosphorylation. Each chapter has carefully been selected so that the reader can explore the hottest topics and apply current protocols in cereal genomics.
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