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Stresses the importance of germplasm exploration, maintenance, and assimilation for increasing the yield for cereal crops Presents methodologies for crop improvement including conventional, cytogenetic, mutation, molecular, cell, and tissue cultures Reviews the role of alien germoplasm for the domestication of each major cereal crop group Discusses the current status of taxonomy, chromosome constitution, genomes, and more This is the first book in a new series that explores chromosome engineering for crop improvement. Focusing on cereal crops, the book covers economic importance, world wide production and distribution, utilization, and the origin of the crop and its progenitor. With chapters written by internationally renowned scientists, the book discusses germplasm collection, maintenance, evaluation, dissemination; taxonomy; cytogenetics, gene pools, germplasm enhancement; and biotechnical methods. Filling a gap in the literature, Genetic Resources, Chromosome Engineering, and Crop Improvement: Cereals serves as the standard reference for laying out the best paths for improving cereal crop yield

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Cytogenetic Architecture of Cereal Crops and Their Manipulation to Fit Human Needs: Opportunities and Challenges, P.P. Jauhar

Chromosome Engineering of the Durum Wheat Genome: Strategies and Applications of Potential Breeding Value, C. Ceoloni and P.P. Jauhar

Utilization of Genetic Resources for Bread Wheat Improvement, A. Mujeeb-Kazi

Molecular Markers, Genomics, and Genetic Engineering in Wheat, N. Lapitan and P.P. Jauhar

Cytogenetic Manipulation and Germplasm Enhancement of Rice, (Oryza sativa L.), D.S. Brar and G.S. Khush

Genetic Enhancement of Maize by Cytogenetic Manipulation, and Breeding for Yield, Stress Tolerance, and High Protein Quality, S.K. Vasal, O. Riera-Lizarazu, and P.P. Jauhar

Chapter 7 Cytogenetic Manipulation in Oat Improvement, E.N. Jellen and J.M. Leggett

Utilization of Genetic Resources for Barley Improvement, R.J. Singh

Chromosome Mapping in Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.), J.M. Costa and R.J. Singh

Genetic Improvement of Pearl Millet for Grain and Forage Production: Cytogenetic Manipulation and Heterosis Breeding, P.P. Jauhar, K.N. Rai, P. Ozias-Akins, Z. Chen, and W.W. Hanna

Sorghum Genetic Resources, Cytogenetics, and Improvement, B.V.S. Reddy, S. Ramesh, and P. Sanjana Reddy

Rye (Secale cereale L.): A Younger Crop Plant with a Bright Future, R. Schlegel

Triticale: A Low-Input Cereal with Untapped Potential, T. Lelley


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