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Biodiversity and Wheat Improvement

Edited By: AB Damania

434 pages, Tabs

John Wiley & Sons

Hardback | Nov 1993 | #27906 | ISBN: 0471941379
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Discussions by leading experts in the wheat science field on research being conducted by national programmes and international collaborative projects on wheat biodiversity.


Partial table of contents: CYTOGENETICS OF THE TRITICEAE. Applications of Molecular Cytogenetics in the Triticeae (J. Heslop-Harrison). TAXONOMY OF THE TRITICEAE. Variation in Breeding Systems in the Triticeae (K. Hammer & F. Matzk). WIDE-CROSSING AND HYBRIDIZATION. Alien Gene Transfer and Genetic Enrichment of Bread Wheat (P. Jauhar). RESISTANCE TO DISEASES. Use of Non-Host Resistance in Wheat Breeding (R. Niks & D. Rubiales). ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE. Yield Components and Transpiration Efficiency in Wild Wheats (J. Waines, et al.). EVALUATION OF BIODIVERSITY. Isoenzymes in the Evaluation of Germplasm Diversity in Wild Diploid Relatives of Cultivated Wheat (V. Jaaska). UTILIZATION OF BIODIVERSITY. Seed Storage Proteins of Wild Wheat Progenitors (D. Lafiandra, et al.). RESEARCH BY NATIONAL PROGRAMS. Wild Wheats in Southern Italy (P. Perrino, et al.). Summary and Recommendations. Acronyms. Index.

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