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Wheat: Prospects for Global Improvement : Proceedings of the 5th International Wheat Conference, 10-14 June, 1996, Ankara, Turkey - H.-J. Braun

Wheat: Prospects for Global Improvement

Proceedings of the 5th International Wheat Conference, 10-14 June, 1996, Ankara, Turkey

By: H.-J. Braun (Editor), Fahri Altay (Editor), W. E. Kronstad (Editor), Surendra O. S. Beniwal (Editor), Alma McNab (Editor)

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The book contains the proceedings of the Fifth International Wheat Conference at which leading international scientists reviewed current research issues and developments in wheat improvement. The debated topics cover breeding and genetics, genetic resources and importance of free germplasm exchange, breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses, physiology, agronomy and mineral nutrition, grain quality and biotechnology. A significant number of presentations were made by participants from the former USSR and Eastern and Central Europe, making this book also a prime reference for current wheat research and production status in these countries.
This book provides an opportunity for wheat scientists interested in global wheat improvement issues to obtain an insight into the research that is currently being conducted worldwide and the prospects of further improvement to meet the increasing demands for this food commodity.

Preface
Organizing Committee
Benefactors of the Conference
Financial and other support
Opening session
Agricultural development and wheat breeding in the 20th centuryp. 1
Wheat research in Turkeyp. 11
Strategies for improving wheat grain yieldp. 17
Yield and stability factors associated with hybrid wheatp. 23
Breeding intensive winter bread wheat varieties for Southern Ukrainep. 29
Traditional and novel wheat breeding methods used in Hungaryp. 37
Progress of wheat breeding research in Chinap. 47
Wheat breeding strategies and cultivation technologies in Siberiap. 55
Breeding for yield and quality in durum wheatp. 61
Durum wheat breeding at the Cereal Research Institute, Szeged, Hungaryp. 65
Breeding wheat for resistance to biotic stressesp. 71
Breeding wheat for resistance to fusarium head blight in Romaniap. 87
Comparison of two crossing and four selection schemes for yield, yield traits, and slow rusting resistance to leaf rust in wheatp. 93
Bunts and smuts of wheat in North Africa and the Near Eastp. 103
Seedling and adult plant resistance to yellow rust in Iranian bread wheatsp. 109
Breeding wheat for resistance to Heterodera avenae in Southeastern Australiap. 113
Sunn pest problems in Central Anatolia and the role of wheat varieties in integrated controlp. 121
Russian wheat aphid in Konya provincep. 127
Improving wheat grain filling under stress by stem reserve mobilisationp. 135
Evaluating physiological traits to complement empirical selection for wheat in warm environmentsp. 143
A concept of selection for 'low input' wheat varietiesp. 153
System analysis of frost resistance in winter and its use in breedingp. 159
Plant traits related to yield of wheat in early, late, or continuous drought conditionsp. 167
Breeding wheat for lodging resistance, earliness and tolerance to abiotic stressesp. 181
Studies on differential response of wheat cultivars to boron toxicityp. 189
Method for screening bread wheat for tolerance to boronp. 197
Wheat breeding for end-product usep. 203
Effect of heat shock during grain filling on protein composition and technological quality of wheatsp. 213
Wheat quality requirements of Asian foodsp. 221
Baking quality of hard winter wheat: Response of cultivars to environment in the Great Plainsp. 223
Breeding durum wheat for pasta-quality in Canadap. 229
Classification of wheat grains by digital image analysis using statistical filtersp. 237
Breeding for breadmaking quality using old Hungarian wheat varietiesp. 245
Grain yield and quality: does there have to be a trade-off?p. 249
Cytoplasmic effects on quality traits of bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)p. 255
Variation in endosperm protein composition and technological quality properties in durum wheatp. 263
Golden calves or white elephants? Biotechnologies for wheat improvementp. 273
Molecular wheat breeding by direct gene transferp. 285
Simulations and practical problems of applying multiple marker assisted selection and doubled haploids to wheat breeding programsp. 291
Identification of a new family of tandem repeats in Triticeae genomesp. 297
Biotechnological and cytogenetic aspects of producing new wheat genotypes using hybridsp. 305
Comparative genetic mapping of loci affecting plant height and development in cerealsp. 311
Relationship between anther culture response and aluminium tolerance in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.)p. 315
Production of polyhaploids of hexaploid wheat using stored pearl millet pollenp. 319
Genetic segregation and the detection of spontaneous wheat-alien translocationsp. 327
Characterisation of powdery mildew resistant lines derived from crosses between Triticum aestivum and Aegilops speltoides and Ae. muticap. 335
Bread wheat: F1 hybrid performance and parental diversity estimates using molecular markersp. 339
Screening for zinc efficiency among wheat relatives and their utilisation for alien gene transferp. 347
Direct and indirect selection for drought tolerance in alien tetraploid wheat x durum wheat crossesp. 353
Impact of plant genetic resources on wheat breedingp. 361
Analysis of genetic profiles of winter wheats from Russiap. 371
Integrating research on genetic resources with the international wheat information systemp. 379
Conservation, research, utilisation and international exchange of wheat germplasm in Chinap. 385
The use of wheat-alien and Aegilops-rye amphiploids for introgression of genetic material to wheatp. 391
Importance of wheat-rye translocations for breeding modern cultivars of Triticum aestivum L.p. 401
The physiological life cycle of wheat: Its use in breeding and crop managementp. 419
Morphological and physiological differences in the response of cereals to zinc deficiencyp. 427
Effect of nitrate nutrition on nitrate compartmentation, nitrate reductase activity and productivity in spring wheatp. 437
Recent attempts to evaluate and apply wheat simulation models, and to simplify the storage and exchange of experimental datap. 445
Reduced and zero-tillage options for establishment of wheat after rice in South Africap. 455
Response of bread and durum wheat varieties to supplemental irrigation, nitrogen application and planting datep. 467
Continuous spring wheat grown under semi-arid conditions of Northern Kazakhstanp. 481
Wheat yield response to fertilisation: An investigation of a functional formp. 485
Genetic systems regulating flowering response in wheatp. 491
Genetic resources of wheat related species: The Vrn genes controlling growth habit (spring vs. winter)p. 503
Photoperiod and vernalisation response of Mediterranean wheats, and implications for adaptationp. 509
The influence of photoperiod genes on the adaptability of European winter wheatsp. 517
Selecting winter/facultative wheat genotypes from spring x spring crossesp. 527
International collaboration in cereal breedingp. 533
Wheat: India and international collaborationp. 539
Breeding strategies and recent progress of the China/CIMMYT wheat shuttle breeding programp. 547
Breeding priorities of winter wheat programsp. 553
Network for integrated research to improve durum wheat productivity in the Mediterranean regionp. 561
Concluding remarks at the closing sessionp. 571
List of participantsp. 573
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ISBN: 9780792347279
ISBN-10: 0792347277
Series: Developments in Plant Breeding
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 582
Published: 31st December 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 27.31 x 20.32  x 3.81
Weight (kg): 1.63