Wheat. Science and Trade. World Agriculture Series

  • ID: 2223688
  • Book
  • Region: Global
  • 616 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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As one of the world s largest and most versatile crops, wheat has been the subject of much research from around the globe.Wheat: Science and Trade compiles classic principles of existing research and expands them to include recent advancements in genetics and industry trade for the most comprehensive reference work to date.

Wheat: Science and Trade is divided into four major sections covering all aspects of the wheat plant, crop, cultivar and industry.  Section one offers a firm grounding in the development and domestication of wheat with an extensive overview of diseases and pathogens following in Section two. Section three focuses on genetic strategies including QTL detection and marker–assisted selection, genome organization and comparative genomics, and synthetic wheat as an emerging technology.  Section four concludes the text with a discussion of changes in industry trade, quality assessment, and new uses for wheat and modified wheat products.

Written by a global team of expert authors, Wheat: Science and Trade is presented in a user–friendly format making it equally accessible to a wide variety of readers.  Applicable for the academic, research, consulting, and end–user communities, this text is a must have reference on this key staple crop.

Key Features:

  • Provides an up–to–date authoritative reference on a globally consumed and produced crop
  • Focuses on the most economically significant production constraints and impacts
  • Includes interconnecting sections on the wheat plant, crop, cultivar, and industry
  • Includes chapters from a world–wide team of leading experts
  • Provides concise summaries for each chapter and perspectives on emerging research areas
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Foreword xvii

Preface xix

Acknowledgements xxi

Contributors xxiii

Section I: Making of a Wheat Plant 3

1 Wheat evolution, domestication, and improvement 5

2 Development of the wheat plant 31

3 The flowering pathway in wheat 57

Section II: Making of a Wheat Crop 73

4 Systems–based wheat management strategies 75

5 Diseases which challenge global wheat production the wheat rusts 89

6 Diseases which challenge global wheat production root, crown, and culm rots 125

7 Diseases which challenge global wheat production powdery mildew and leaf and head blights 155

8 Nematodes which challenge global wheat production 171

9 Insects which challenge global wheat production 189

10 Temporally and spatially dependent nitrogen management for diverse environments 203

11 Grain yield improvement in water–limited environments 215

12 Cutting down on weeds to cut a cleaner wheat crop 251

Section III: Making of a Wheat Cultivar 273

13 Wheat breeding: Procedures and strategies 275

14 State of QTL detection and marker–assisted selection in wheat improvement 309

15 Genome organization and comparative genomics 327

16 Synthetic wheat an emerging genetic resource 369

17 Success in wheat improvement 387

18 Transgenic applications in wheat improvement 397

Section IV: Making of a Wheat Industry 437

19 Overview of wheat classification and trade 439

20 Passing the test on wheat end–use quality 455

21 The biochemical and molecular basis of wheat quality 495

22 New uses for wheat and modified wheat products 521

23 US wheat marketing system and price discovery 551

Index 557

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"The book is an authoritative source of up–to date information on almost all technical aspects of wheat." (Journal of Agricultural Science, December 2010)

"An impressive achievement.... It is probably the best general text on wheat that is currently available, with the level of coverage and an accessible style making it suitable as a text for undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as a valuable source of information for practising wheat scientists." (Journal of Cereal Science, December 2009)

"The signposting of sections and subjects is excellent, enabling the reader to find areas of interest quickly and easily. The book is a sound reference source for academics, students, breeders and professionals in the wheat industry" (Experimental Agriculture, December 2009)

"A reference on all aspects of the wheat plant, crop, cultivar, and industry." (Book News, December 2009)

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