Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses / Edition 1by Steven E. Ullrich
Barley is one of the world’s oldest and most important domesticated crops. Grown globally, barley is a key crop in world agriculture with end uses that range from animal feed, malting and brewing, to a source of vital nutrients in the human diet. Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses brings together a wealth of information from leading/i>… See more details below
Barley is one of the world’s oldest and most important domesticated crops. Grown globally, barley is a key crop in world agriculture with end uses that range from animal feed, malting and brewing, to a source of vital nutrients in the human diet. Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses brings together a wealth of information from leading researchers providing a comprehensive single volume source of information on the biology, production, and end use of this globally relevant grain.
Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses consists of eighteen chapters ranging from the basic physiology and genetics of the barley plant to global methods of crop improvement via breeding and production, including management of biotic and abiotic stresses. The final chapters look at the various end uses of barley around the world. Each chapter provides an historical context of each topic alongside a review of the latest advances in the field and a look forward to future directions of barley research and utilization.
A definitive source of information on all key aspects of the crop, Barley: Production, Improvements, and Uses will be an essential purchase for anyone working with this world agricultural staple.
- Comprehensive coverage of one of the world’s oldest and most important domesticated crops
- Chapters from more than 50 contributors in 15 countries providing a truly global view of barley production, improvement, and use
- Topics covered range from basic biological make up of barley to production of the crop to its multitude of end uses
Table of Contents
1: Significance, Adaptation, Production, and Trade of Barley.
2: Barley Origin and Related Species.
3: Barley Genome Organization, Mapping, and Synteny.
4: Genome Analysis: The State of Knowledge of Barley Genes.
5: Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics of Barley: A Model Cereal Crop with a Large Genome.
6: Application of Molecular Genetics and Transformation to Barley Improvement.
7: Barley Germplasm Conservation and Resources.
8: Barley Breeding History, Progress, Objectives, and Technology.
9: Cultural Practices: Focus on Major Barley-Producing Regions.
10: Abiotic Stresses in Barley: Problems and Solutions.
11: Biotic Stress in Barley: Disease Problems and Solutions.
12: Biotic Stress in Barley: Insect Problems and Solutions.
13: The Development, Structure, and Composition of the Barley Grain.
14: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Genetics of Endosperm Mobilization in Germinated Barley Grain.
15: Malting and Brewing Uses of Barley.
16: Barley Feed Uses and Quality Improvement.
17: Food Uses of Barley.
18: Adapting Cereal Plants and Human Society to a Changing Climate and Economy Merged by the Concept of Self-Organization.
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