The Barley Genome

  • Nils Stein
  • Gary J. Muehlbauer

Part of the Compendium of Plant Genomes book series (CPG)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Peter Langridge
    Pages 1-10
  3. Andreas Houben, Lala Aliyeva-Schnorr, Giri Prasad Joshi, Takashi R. Endo
    Pages 25-44
  4. Hana Šimková, Marie Kubaláková, Jan Vrána, Petr Cápal, Jaroslav Doležel
    Pages 45-56
  5. Sven O. Twardziok, Heidrun Gundlach, Thomas Lux, Pete E. Hedley, Micha Bayer, Matthias Platzer et al.
    Pages 73-88
  6. Craig G. Simpson, Roberto A. Barrero, Micha Bayer, Andrew Flavell, Paulo Rapazote-Flores, Matthew I. Bellgard et al.
    Pages 89-107
  7. María Muñoz-Amatriaín, Martin Mascher
    Pages 109-122
  8. Thomas Wicker, Heidrun Gundlach, Alan H. Schulman
    Pages 123-138
  9. Mats Hansson, Takao Komatsuda, Nils Stein, Gary J. Muehlbauer
    Pages 139-154
  10. Martin Mascher, Kazuhiro Sato, Brian Steffenson
    Pages 155-169
  11. Sarah M. McKim, Ravi Koppolu, Thorsten Schnurbusch
    Pages 171-208
  12. Laura Rossini, Gary J. Muehlbauer, Ron Okagaki, Silvio Salvi, Maria von Korff
    Pages 209-231
  13. J. Mitch Elmore, Dragan Perovic, Frank Ordon, Patrick Schweizer, Roger P. Wise
    Pages 233-257
  14. Stephanie Saade, Sónia Negrão, Darren Plett, Trevor Garnett, Mark Tester
    Pages 259-286
  15. Kevin P. Smith, William Thomas, Lucia Gutierrez, Hazel Bull
    Pages 287-315
  16. Karl Schmid, Benjamin Kilian, Joanne Russell
    Pages 317-336
  17. Hans-Peter Mock, Christine Finnie, Katja Witzel, Birte Svensson
    Pages 345-361
  18. Hirokazu Handa
    Pages 363-376
  19. Sebastian Beier, Daniel M. Bolser, Uwe Scholz, Manuel Spannagl, Paul J. Kersey
    Pages 377-394

About this book


This book presents an overview of the state-of-the-art in barley genome analysis, covering all aspects of sequencing the genome and translating this important information into new knowledge in basic and applied crop plant biology and new tools for research and crop improvement. Unlimited access to a high-quality reference sequence is removing one of the major constraints in basic and applied research. This book summarizes the advanced knowledge of the composition of the barley genome, its genes and the much larger non-coding part of the genome, and how this information facilitates studying the specific characteristics of barley.

One of the oldest domesticated crops, barley is the small grain cereal species that is best adapted to the highest altitudes and latitudes, and it exhibits the greatest tolerance to most abiotic stresses. With comprehensive access to the genome sequence, barley’s importance as a genetic model in comparative studies on crop species like wheat, rye, oats and even rice is likely to increase. 


cereal crops barley domestication abiotic stress tolerance gene annotation plant breeding comparative genomics quantitative trait loci QTLs repetitive genome sequences

Editors and affiliations

  • Nils Stein
    • 1
  • Gary J. Muehlbauer
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)SeelandGermany
  2. 2.Department of Agronomy and Plant GeneticsUniversity of MinnesotaSt. PaulUSA

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