This book is the first comprehensive compilation describing the botanical traits, genetic resources, whole genome sequencing, Mitochondrial genome, transcriptomes of different organs with developmental stages, transcription factors, delineating gene evolution of gene family in Bambusoideae, alternative splicing (AS) and polyadenylation, case studies for economically important traits such as internode length, shoot fast growing, flowering, ageing and stress-resistant genes and small RNAs-mediated gene regulation of moso bamboo flowering and other developmental stages.
Applications of transcriptome and genome approaches in moso bamboo in general and the prospects of transgenic breeding and genome editing technologies in bamboo are also discussed. Altogether, the book comprises eleven chapters covered over 200 pages authored by the researchers involved in genomic science, molecular biology, and breeding. This book appeals to graduate students, post-graduate students, research scholars, researchers, and industry players in the field of plantation bamboo in general, bamboo processing and bamboo garden owner and fans of bamboo culture in particular.
Prof. Dr. Jian Gao is an internationally reputed scientist with an illustrious professional career of spanning over thirty-four years and original contributions in the fields of plant genomics, molecular ecological physiology, and molecular breeding leading to the publication of more than 150 quality research articles and reviews, more than 10 chapters have been written for several books, including those published by FAO and edited five books. Her current area of research includes genome and transcriptome analyses in bamboo, mainly toward deciphering molecular mechanism of bamboo flowering and bamboo shoot fast growth. She has been honored with special allowance recipients of Anhui Provincial Government, Fellowship from DAAD-K. C. WONG, and won several awards by China Forestry Society, and national awards including the Ten million talents project of State Forestry Administration. She has served at prestigious positions in academia including as Dean of Forestry department in Anhui Agricultural University, Vice Director of Taiping experimental station, and Principal Scientist of ICBR. Recently, she has been awarded with the Women's model by the State Forestry Administration of China. She is also Principal Coordinator and chief scientist of the National Key R&D program of China.