Biotechnological Approaches to Barley Improvement

Jochen Kumlehn, Nils Stein

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This volume offers an up-to-date overview of biotechnologically oriented barley research. It is structured into two major sections: the first focusing on current agricultural challenges and approaches to barley improvement, and the second providing insights into recent advances in methodology. Leading scientists highlight topics such as: the global importance of barley; genetic diversity and genebanks; domestication; shoot and inflorescence architecture; reproductive development; mineral nutrition; photosynthesis and leaf senescence; grain development; drought tolerance; viral and fungal pathogens; phytophagous arthropods; molecular farming; sequence resources; induced genetic variation and TILLING; meiotic recombination; Hordeum bulbosum; genome-wide association scans; genomic selection; haploid technology; genetic engineering; and whole plant phenomics. Providing comprehensive information on topics ranging from fundamental aspects to specific applications, this book offers a useful resource for scientists, plant breeders, teachers and advanced students in the fields of molecular and plant cell biology, plant biotechnology, and agronomy.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBerlin
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin
Number of pages433
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-662-44406-1
ISBN (Print)978-3-662-50808-4, 978-3-662-44405-4
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameBiotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
PublisherSpringer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
ISSN (Electronic)0934-943X


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