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Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses

Steven E. Ullrich

ISBN: 978-0-470-95862-9 December 2010 Wiley-Blackwell 500 Pages


Barley is one of the world's most important crops with uses ranging from food and feed production, malting and brewing to its use as a model organism in molecular research. The demand and uses of barley continue to grow and there is a need for an up-to-date comprehensive reference that looks at all aspects of the barley crop from taxonomy and morphology through to end use. Barley will fill this increasing void. Barley will stand as a must have reference for anyone researching, growing, or utilizing this important crop.

Contributors vii

Preface x

1 Significance, Adaptation, Production, and Trade of Barley 3

2 Barley Origin and Related Species 14

3 Barley Genome Organization, Mapping, and Synteny 63

4 Genome Analysis The State of Knowledge of Barley Genes 85

5 Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics of Barley A Model Cereal Crop with a Large Genome 112

6 Application of Molecular Genetics and Transformation to Barley Improvement 122

7 Barley Germplasm Conservation and Resources 144

8 Barley Breeding History, Progress, Objectives, and Technology 160

9 Cultural Practices Focus on Major Barley-Producing Regions 221

10 Abiotic Stresses in Barley Problems and Solutions 282

11 Biotic Stress in Barley Disease Problems and Solutions 307

12 Biotic Stress in Barley Insect Problems and Solutions 355

13 The Development, Structure, and Composition of the Barley Grain 391

14 Biochemistry, Physiology, and Genetics of Endosperm Mobilization in Germinated Barley Grain 449

15 Malting and Brewing Uses of Barley 478

16 Barley Feed Uses and Quality Improvement 522

17 Food Uses of Barley 532

18 Adapting Cereal Plants and Human Society to a Changing Climate and Economy Merged by the Concept of Self-Organization 563

Index 603

"Overall, therefore, the book is not without flaws, but it remains a comprehensive source of information and a valuable addition to the literature on a hugely important crop species." (The Journal of Language in Society, 2011)

"The book is aimed at an academic rather than a general readership and should achieve wide approval amongst barley scientists, although familiarity with techniques and terminology may be necessary for some specialist areas." (Experimental Agriculture, 2011)