Wheat Studies


  • H. Kihara

This authoritative work has been written by a man whose career as an active wheat geneticist has spanned sixty years and has earned him a world-wide reputation. The book contains descriptions and much original data on genetical and cytogenetical findings concerning cultivated wheats and their relatives. It covers chromosomal analyses, genome analyses, ancestors of wheat, artificial synthesis of wheat, evidence of cytoplasmic inheritance and variations of wild species. The author explains how these facts and concepts have been discovered, points out the importance inherent in these discoveries, and shows how they can be utilized in genetical and breeding studies. Special emphasis is placed on the motives, processes and development of the studies.
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Book information

  • Published: January 1982
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-99695-4


This is not just another science book in the regular meaning of the word. It is the first time that Kihara's main contributions have been concised, in the English language, into a single book by the scientist himself. The reading of this book is indeed a unique experience particularly for those actively working in plant cytogenetics and evolution.
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