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.
Steven E. Ullrich is a Professor of Agronomy in the Department of Crop and Soil Sciences at Washington State University.
Contributors. Preface. 1: Significance, Adaptation, Production, and Trade of Barley. 2: Barley Origin and Related Species. 3: Barley Genome Organization, Mapping, and Synteny. 4: Genome Analysis: The State of Knowledge of Barley Genes. 5: Cytogenetics and Molecular Cytogenetics of Barley: A Model Cereal Crop with a Large Genome. 6: Application of Molecular Genetics and Transformation to Barley Improvement. 7: Barley Germplasm Conservation and Resources. 8: Barley Breeding History, Progress, Objectives, and Technology. 9: Cultural Practices: Focus on Major Barley-Producing Regions. 10: Abiotic Stresses in Barley: Problems and Solutions. 11: Biotic Stress in Barley: Disease Problems and Solutions. 12: Biotic Stress in Barley: Insect Problems and Solutions. 13: The Development, Structure, and Composition of the Barley Grain. 14: Biochemistry, Physiology, and Genetics of Endosperm Mobilization in Germinated Barley Grain. 15: Malting and Brewing Uses of Barley. 16: Barley Feed Uses and Quality Improvement. 17: Food Uses of Barley. 18: Adapting Cereal Plants and Human Society to a Changing Climate and Economy Merged by the Concept of Self-Organization. Index. Color plate is located between pages 340 and 341.