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ISBN-13: 9781786762443
Publisher: Burleigh Dodds Science Publishing
Publication date: 04/23/2019
Series: Burleigh Dodds Series in Agricultural Science Series , #60
Pages: 460
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor Frank Ordon is Vice-President of the Julius Kühn Institute (JKI) (Germany's Federal Research Centre for Cultivated Plants) and Head of the Institute for Resistance Research and Stress Tolerance at the JKI. He is Honorary Professor at the Martin-Luther University at Halle-Wittenberg, Editor-in-Chief of Plant Breeding, a member of the editorial board of several other journals and Chair of the Wheat Initiative Research Committee.


Professor Wolfgang Friedt is Emeritus Professor of Plant Breeding at the Justus-Liebig University of Giessen, Germany. Professor Friedt has published widely on crop genetics and breeding and has received a number of international awards for his research on cereal and other crops. He has served as a consultant and reviewer for many national and international research centres and is Scientific Advisor to the Canadian research centre Phytola.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Exploiting genetic diversity
1.Alien introgression and breeding of synthetic wheat: Xiwen Cai, North Dakota State University, USA;
2.Use of the secondary gene pool of barley in breeding improved varieties: Martin Mascher, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany;
3.Marker-assisted trait introgression for wheat breeding & research: Alison Bentley, NIAB, UK;

Part 2 Double haploids (DH)
4.Doubled haploid production in wheat: Wuletaw Tadesse, ICARDA, Lebanon;
5.Doubled haploid (DH) production for barley: Benny Wittkop, Justus Liebig University of Giessen, Germany;
6.Production of doubled haploid (DH) lines for hybrid breeding in maize: Albrecht Melchinger, University of Hohenheim, Germany;

Part 3 Hybrid breeding
7.Potential of hybrid breeding in wheat: Friedrich Longin , University of Hohenheim, Germany;
8.Challenges and perspectives of hybrid breeding in barley: Timm Bernhard, University of Giessen, Germany;
9.Selection strategies in hybrid rye with special consideration of fungal disease resistance: Thomas Miedaner, University of Hohenheim, Germany;

Part 4 High throughput phenotyping, genetic markers and QTL mapping
10.Non-invasive phenotyping of cereal development: Andreas Hund, ETH Zurich, Switzerland;
11.Tools and application of phenotyping in wheat: Matthew Reynolds, CIMMYT, Mexico;
12.Modern technologies for single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) markers in plant research and crop breeding: Yuri Shavrukov, University of Adelaide, Australia;
13.Mapping and isolation of major resistance genes in cereals: Simon Krattinger, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Saudi Arabia;
14.Mapping and isolation of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in cereals: Roberto Tuberosa, University of Bologna, Italy;
15.Advances in statistical methods to handle large data sets for GWAS in crop breeding: Jens Leon, University of Bonn, Germany;
16.The use of wheat and barley reference sequences in cereals breeding: Curtis Pozniak, University of Saskatchewan, Canada;
17.Nested association mapping in barley to identify extractable trait genes: Klaus Pillen, University of Halle, Germany;

Part 5 Genome wide association studies and genomic selection
18.Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in wheat: Susanne Dreisigacker, CIMMYT, Mexico;
19.Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) in barley: Ernesto Igartua, CSIC, Spain;
20.Genomic selection in cereals: advantages and drawbacks: Patrick Thorwarth, University of Hohenheim, Germany;
21.Use of targeted induced local lesions in genomes (TILLING) populations in wheat: Peter Sharp, University of Sydney, Australia;
22.Site-directed genome modification in barley and wheat breeding: Jochen Kumlehn, Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Germany;

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“This book provides an excellent resource since it brings together leading experts in both the development and application of new technologies. It provides the reader with an authoritative explanation of the technologies and a critical assessment of their implementation in cereal improvement.”
Professor Peter Langridge, University of Adelaide, Australia; Chair of the Scientific Board of the Wheat Initiative