The aim of this book series is to familiarize scientists, students and the general public with exciting new discoveries and developments in rice genomics. Leading scientists in rice genomics and related fields are invited to write articles in a cohesive format that appeals to both researchers and laypersons with an interest in genomics and biotechnology. The first volume provides the background information and highlights the major achievements in rice genomics; ongoing developments in this exciting field are also discussed. This volume promotes genomics as a holistic approach to rice research and genetic engineering. The chief editor of the series is Prof Huanming Yang of the Beijing Genomics Institute. As one of the most distinguished scientists in rice research today, Prof Yang led a team of researchers who successfully sequenced and analyzed the draft sequence of the indica rice subspecies. In Vol 1 of the series, he co-authors an article entitled "An International Campaign for Agricultural and Livestock Genomics".
* From Human Genome to Rice Genome and Beyond BGI -- A Success Story of Jumpstarting Genomic Projects (B Liu et al.) * Rice Genomics and the Future of Publicly Funded Rice Research (R P Cantrell) * Rice Bioinformatics: From Sequences to Applications (B A Antonio et al.) * Rice Microarray Project in Japan (S Kikuchi) * Rice Functional Genomics by T-DNA Insertional Mutagenesis (G An) * Rice Functional Genomics by Transposon Mutagenesis (C-D Han) * Rice Gene Machine: A Vehicle for Finding Functions of Cereal Genes (N M Upadhyaya et al.) * Hybrid Rice: The Futute of Rice Cultivation (S S Virmani) * Rice Biotech Research at Taiwan Agricultural Research Institute (C-S Wang et al.) * An International Campaign for Agricultural and Livestock Genomics (CALG) (J Yu et al.) * Retrospective and Advance in Rice Improvement in China (Z-X Sun et al.)