Wheat: Science and Trade is an up-to-date, comprehensive reference work designed to expand the current body of knowledge on this staple crop, incorporating new information made available by genetic advances, improvements in the understanding of wheat’s biology, and changes in the wheat trade industry. Covering phylogeny and ontogeny, manipulation of the environment and optimal management, genetic improvement, and utilization and commercialization, the book focuses on the most economically significant diseases and impacts.
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.
- 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
The book includes two chapters co-authored by CIMMYT scientists Julie Nicol and Ivan Ortiz Monasterio.
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