Table of Contents

Copyright Page.
Table of Contents.
List of contributors.
Part I The Markets.
Chapter 1 The Fresh Potato Market.
1.1 Introduction and Overview.
1.2 Production.
1.3 Supply.
1.4 Demand.
1.5 Expenditure and Consumption.
1.6 The Consumers' Views.
1.7 Prices Paid to Producers.
1.8 Potatoes and the Health Issue.
1.9 Summary, Conclusions and Future Prospects.
Chapter 2 Global Markets for Processed Potato Products.
2.1 Introduction.
2.2 Processed Potato Products.
2.3 History of Potato Processing.
2.4 Current Dimensions.
2.5 Potato-Processing Companies and Locations.
2.6 Potato Supply.
2.7 Potato Cost.
2.8 Potato Quality.
2.9 Current Issues and Future Development.
Chapter 3 The seed potato market.
3.1 Seed Tubers.
3.2 Seed Market.
3.3 Barriers to Markets in Seed Potatoes.
Part II Genetics and Genetic Resources.
Chapter 4 Molecular Taxonomy.
4.1 Introduction.
4.2 Taxonomic Background.
4.3 Molecular Data.
4.4 Conclusion.
Chapter 5 Molecular Markers, Maps and Population Genetics.
5.1 Introduction.
5.2 DNA Marker Types Useful for Potato Genetics.
5.3 Principles of Linkage Map Construction.
5.4 Molecular Maps of Potato.
5.5 Comparing the Potato with other Plant Genomes.
5.6 Population Genetics.
Chapter 6 Genetics of Morphological and Tuber Traits.
6.1 Introduction.
6.2 Classical Potato Genetics with Molecular Techniques.
6.3 The Genetics of Morphological Traits.
6.4 Genetics of Tuber Physiology.
6.5 Tuber Quality Traits.
Chapter 7 Genetics of Resistance to Pests and Disease.
7.1 Resistance Screening.
7.2 Resistance Genetics in Potato.
7.3 Molecular Analysis of Potato Resistance.
Chapter 8 Potato-Breeding Strategy.
8.1 Introduction.
8.2 Evolution of the Modern Potato Crop.
8.3 Potato Breeding and the Need for New Cultivars.
8.4 Adaptation to Environments and End Uses.
8.5 Germplasm Available.
8.6 Introgression of Genes from Wild Species.
8.7 Breeding Cultivars at the Tetraploid Level for Clonal Propagation.
8.8 Breeding Cultivars for TPS.
8.9 Genetically Modified Potatoes.
8.10 Achieving Durable Disease and Pest Resistance.
8.11 Conclusions.
Chapter 9 Genomics.
9.1 Introduction.
9.2 Characteristics of the Potato Genome.
9.3 Gene Isolation.
9.4 Structural Genomic Resources.
9.5 Analysis of Potato Gene Expression.
9.6 Microarrays.
9.7 Functional Genomic Resources.
9.8 Towards a Genome-Wide Physical Map and a Potato Genome Sequence.
9.9 Proteomics and Metabolomics.
9.10 Genomic Databases.
9.11 Summary.
Chapter 10 Potato Cytogenetics.
10.1 Introduction.
10.2 Basic Chromosome Number and Polyploid Complexes.
10.3 Genome and Species Relationships.
10.4 Karyotyping of Potato Species.
10.5 Cytogenetics in Potato Improvement.
Part III Plant Growth and Development.
Chapter 11 Above-Ground and Below-G. In the past 15-20 years major discoveries have been concluded on potato biology and biotechnology. Important new tools have been developed in the area of molecular genetics, and our understanding of potato physiology has been revolutionized due to amenability of the potato to genetic transformation. This technology has impacted our understanding of the molecular basis of plant-pathogen interaction and has also opened new opportunities for the use of the potato in a variety of non-food biotechnological purposes. This book covers the potato world market as it expands further into the new millenn.