Studies in Oat Evolution

A Man's Life with Avena

  • Gideon Ladizinsky

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Agriculture book series (BRIEFSAGRO)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Gideon Ladizinsky
    Pages 1-18
  3. Gideon Ladizinsky
    Pages 19-65
  4. Gideon Ladizinsky
    Pages 67-82
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 83-87

About this book


The book is based on the author's life time experience in exploring and researching the genus Avena. It describes some great events in oat research and minor stories along the way. It will be of interest and value to all those working with oats and to students and scientists of crop evolution, including those dealing with collecting and conserving wild genetic resources.

A first part deals with the morphology and taxonomy of the genus and a classification based on the biological species concept is presented. A further part is devoted to the author’s research accomplishments in this genus. It describes morphological characters distinguishing between diploids and tetraploids of series Eubarbatae, the genetic relationships between them, and the mode of origin of the tetraploid form. The section Denticulatae, to which the common oat belongs, is extensively treated. Further, oat domestication and the newly domesticated protein rich A. magna are described. A third part deals with wild genetic resources of oat.


Conservation Cytogenetics Domestication Plant breeding Plant genetic resources Wild crop relatives

Authors and affiliations

  • Gideon Ladizinsky
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of AgricultureHebrew UniversityRehovotIsrael

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Author(s) 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-30546-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-30547-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-808X
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-8098
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