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Biotechnological Approaches to Barley Improvement

  • Jochen Kumlehn
  • Nils Stein

Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 69)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Agricultural Challenges and Approaches to Barley Improvement

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Harold Verstegen, Otto Köneke, Viktor Korzun, Reinhard von Broock
      Pages 3-19
    3. Kazuhiro Sato, Andrew Flavell, Joanne Russell, Andreas Börner, Jan Valkoun
      Pages 21-36
    4. Takao Komatsuda
      Pages 37-54
    5. Laura Rossini, Ron Okagaki, Arnis Druka, Gary J. Muehlbauer
      Pages 55-80
    6. Benedikt Drosse, Chiara Campoli, Aman Mulki, Maria von Korff
      Pages 81-99
    7. Benjamin D. Gruber, Nicolaus von Wirén
      Pages 101-112
    8. Per L. Gregersen, Christine H. Foyer, Karin Krupinska
      Pages 113-138
    9. Winfriede Weschke, Hans Weber
      Pages 139-159
    10. Polavarpu B. Kavi Kishor, Kalladan Rajesh, Palakolanu S. Reddy, Christiane Seiler, Nese Sreenivasulu
      Pages 161-179
    11. Frank Ordon, Thomas Kühne
      Pages 181-196
    12. Isabel Diaz, Inés Cambra, M. Estrella Santamaría, Pablo González-Melendi, Manuel Martínez
      Pages 237-248
    13. Einar Mäntylä, Björn L. Örvar
      Pages 249-267
  3. Recent Progress in Methodology

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 269-269
    2. Nils Stein
      Pages 271-285
    3. Silvio Salvi, Arnis Druka, Sara Giulia Milner, Damian Gruszka
      Pages 287-310
    4. Luke Ramsay, Isabelle Colas, Robbie Waugh
      Pages 311-329

About this book


This volume offers an up-to-date overview of biotechnologically oriented barley research. It is structured into two major sections: the first focusing on current agricultural challenges and approaches to barley improvement, and the second providing insights into recent advances in methodology. Leading scientists highlight topics such as: the global importance of barley; genetic diversity and genebanks; domestication; shoot and inflorescence architecture; reproductive development; mineral nutrition; photosynthesis and leaf senescence; grain development; drought tolerance; viral and fungal pathogens; phytophagous arthropods; molecular farming; sequence resources; induced genetic variation and TILLING; meiotic recombination; Hordeum bulbosum; genome-wide association scans; genomic selection; haploid technology; genetic engineering; and whole plant phenomics. Providing comprehensive information on topics ranging from fundamental aspects to specific applications, this book offers a useful resource for scientists, plant breeders, teachers and advanced students in the fields of molecular and plant cell biology, plant biotechnology, and agronomy.


Agriculture Barley Crop Improvment Drought stress tolerance mechanisms Genebanks Genetic engineering Haploid technology Hordeum vulgare Induced genetic variation Molecular farming Plant Biotechnology Plant Breeding Plant productivity TILLING Whole plant phenomics

Editors and affiliations

  • Jochen Kumlehn
    • 1
  • Nils Stein
    • 2
  1. 1.Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)GaterslebenGermany
  2. 2.Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK)GaterslebenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Biotechnological Approaches to Barley Improvement
  • Editors Jochen Kumlehn
    Nils Stein
  • Series Title Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry
  • Series Abbreviated Title Biotechnology Agriculture
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-662-44405-4
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-662-50808-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-662-44406-1
  • Series ISSN 0934-943X
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 433
  • Number of Illustrations 19 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Agriculture
    Plant Breeding/Biotechnology
    Genetic Engineering
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