BN.com Gift Guide

Wheat Science - Today and Tomorrow

Overview

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 ...

See more details below
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (5) from $55.13   
  • New (4) from $55.13   
  • Used (1) from $73.56   
Sending request ...

Overview

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.

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521105934
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 6/11/2009
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)