Exploration, Identification and Utilization of Barley Germplasm explores the timely global challenges related to barley production posed by the narrowing of biodiversity and problem soils, identifying elite genotypes which will enhance barley breeding and be essential to genetic and evolution studies.
The book covers the utilization of barley germplasm for improving the quality of both food and feed barley as well as exploring and utilizing varieties of germplasm that are tolerant to drought, waterlogged, salt, and acid soil. Chapters are devoted to prime strategies for future research, including identifying barley germplasm by applying Omics, exploring barley germplasm by means of the Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS), and creating barley germplasm through mutation.
Users will find this book to be a key research reference for both professionals and academics, providing a comprehensive update for established barley researchers that equips them with an understanding of the new methodologies needed for innovation and discovery, while also providing a helpful entry to the subject for young researchers and students.
- Provides a one-stop shop to acquire a speedy overview of the main and recently applied issues of barley breeding
- Provides newly-developed methodologies in barley germplasm research
- Describes special genotypes from wild barley, including Tibetan wild barley, which show a high tolerance to abiotic stresses and carry different alleles from cultivated barley
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- Domestication of wild barley and improvement of cultivated barley
- Malt barley quality improvement and germplasm utilization
- Food barley quality improvement and germplasm utilization
- Feed barley quality improvement and germplasm utilization
- Functional chemical composition and germplasm utilization
- Exploration and utilization of salt tolerant barley germplasm
- Exploration and utilization of drought tolerant barley germplasm
- Exploration and utilization of waterlogging tolerant barley germplasm
- Exploration and utilization of acid soil tolerant barley germplasm
- Exploration and utilization of low temperature tolerant barley germplasm
- Application of Omics in identification of barley germplasm
- Focused Identification of Germplasm Strategy (FIGS) for exploration of barley germplasm
- Create barley germplasm through mutation
Prof. Guoping Zhang engages in barley genetics and breeding for more than 20 years. Up to date, he published more than 80 papers, including PNAS, Journal of Cereal Science, Planta, Theoretical and Applied Genetics, PLoS One, and 4 books. In April 2012, as a general secretary professor Zhang organized 11th international barley genetics symposium (IBGS) in Hangzhou, and been selected as the chairman of IBGS (2012-2016).
Dr. Chengdao Li is a barley breeder and molecular geneticist at Department of Agriculture, West Australia (DAWA), and guest professor of Zhejiang University, China. He has extensive international experience (China, Canada and Australia) on barley breeding and molecular genetics and finished more than 10 granted research programs on barley germplasm development and breeding, resulting in development and releasing of new barley varieties "Baudin, and "Hamelin, identification and characterization of more than 10 elite barley genotypes with high tolerance to abiotic stress and high malt qualities. He has published more than 60 papers and 4 books.