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Wheat Science - Today and Tomorrow

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Sir Otto Frankel, J. R. Harlan, D. R. Marshall, A. H. D. Brown, W. J. Peacock, W. L. Gerlach, E. S. Dennis, S. G. Wildman, E. R. Sears, J. Langridge, C. J. Driscoll, K. W. Shepherd, A. K. M. R. Islam, I. A. Watson, D. H. Simmonds, R. B. Knox, J. A. Considine, J. B. Passioura, L. T. Evans, C. M. Donald, R. A. Fischer, R. Riley, M. J. D. White
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  • Date Published: June 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521105934

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  • First published in 1981, Wheat Science - Today and Tomorrow was intended to survey the past, assess contemporary circumstances in the early 1980s and project the future course of wheat improvement in the last part of the twentieth century. The book begins with the origins and genetic resources of the most important crop, before discussing both known and potential techniques for wheat breeding. The use of these in the improvement of wheat quality and rust resistance is then described. The contribution of crop physiology to breeding for great yield and improved performance under stress is then considered, together with alternative approaches to agronomy. The book was based on papers presented as a Symposium in honour of Sir Otto Frankel's 80th birthday. It will be of great interest to graduate students and professionals in plant breeding, agronomy and crop physiology.

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    • Date Published: June 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521105934
    • length: 304 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.45kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Foreword Sir Otto Frankel
    Acknowledgements
    1. The early history of wheat: earliest traces to the sack of Rome J. R. Harlan
    2. Wheat genetic resources D. R. Marshall and A. H. D. Brown
    3. Molecular aspects of wheat evolution: repeated DNA sequences W. J. Peacock, W. L. Gerlach and E. S. Dennis
    4. Molecular aspects of wheat evolution: rubisco composition S. G. Wildman
    5. Transfer of alien genetic material to wheat E. R. Sears
    6. Prospects for wheat transformation J. Langridge
    7. New approaches to wheat breeding C. J. Driscoll
    8. Wheat: barley hybrids - the first eighty years K. W. Shepherd and A. K. M. R. Islam
    9. Wheat and its rust parasites in Australia I. A. Watson
    10. Wheat proteins: their chemistry and nutritional potential D. H. Simmonds
    11. The development of the wheat flower: genetics and physiology O. H. Frankel, R. B. Knox and J. A. Considine
    12. The interaction between the physiology and the breeding of wheat J. B. Passioura
    13. Yield improvement in wheat: empirical or analytical? L. T. Evans
    14. Competitive plants, communal plants, and yield in wheat crops C. M. Donald
    15. Developments in wheat agronomy R. A. Fischer
    16. Prospects R. Riley
    17. Otto Frankel - contributions to wheat genetics M. J. D. White.

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    L. T. Evans

    W. J. Peacock

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    Sir Otto Frankel, J. R. Harlan, D. R. Marshall, A. H. D. Brown, W. J. Peacock, W. L. Gerlach, E. S. Dennis, S. G. Wildman, E. R. Sears, J. Langridge, C. J. Driscoll, K. W. Shepherd, A. K. M. R. Islam, I. A. Watson, D. H. Simmonds, R. B. Knox, J. A. Considine, J. B. Passioura, L. T. Evans, C. M. Donald, R. A. Fischer, R. Riley, M. J. D. White

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