Wheat Science - Today and Tomorrow

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Cambridge University Press, Mar 19, 1981 - Nature - 290 pages
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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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Contents

Wheat genetic resources
21
repeated
41
rubisco
61
Transfer of alien genetic material to wheat
75
Prospects for wheat transformation
91
barley hybrids the first eighty years
107
Wheat and its rust parasites in Australia
129
their chemistry and nutritional
149
genetics
167
The interaction between the physiology and
191
Competitive plants communal plants and yield
223
Developments in wheat agronomy
249
Prospects
271
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