Applications of Genetic and Genomic Research in Cereals - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780081021637

Applications of Genetic and Genomic Research in Cereals

1st Edition

Editors: Thomas Miedaner Viktor Korzun
Paperback ISBN: 9780081021637
Imprint: Woodhead Publishing
Published Date: 1st January 2019
Page Count: 480
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Genetic and genomic research has and will continue to have fundamental impact on the future of plant breeding. Cereals are the crops with the highest impact worldwide, providing more than 50% of the calories of human mankind. Given projected population growth in the next decades, the challenges of global climate change, and the growing demand for qualitatively high feed for our animals, cereal scientists and cereal breeders have to provide big efforts for the years to come.

Applications of Genetic and Genomic Research in Cereals reviews the contributions of genetics and genomics to cultivar development that are already implemented and will become even more important in the next decade.

This book focuses on cereals grown in temperate regions, mainly bread wheat, durum wheat, and barley, but will cover also breeding aspects in triticale and rye. Split into three main parts Applications of Genetic and Genomic Research in Cereals covers the outreach of these new techniques for practical breeding in a first part, as well as covering genetic and genomic approaches for improving special traits - drought tolerance, biotic stress, biomass production and more in the second part. The final part discusses the impact of modern techniques on practical breeding including hybrid breeding, genetic diversity, genomic selection.

Written by an international team of top acadmics and edited by an expert in the field Applications of Genetic and Genomic Research in Cereals will be of value to academics working in the agricultural sciences the book will also be essential reading for professionals working in plant breeding.

Key Features

  • In depth and comprehensive coverage of a rapidly developing field
  • Coverage of techniques used in genetic and genomics research with coverage of genotyping, gene cloning, genome editing and engineering and phenotyping in various cereals
  • Latest genetic and genomic approaches for improving special traits - drought tolerance, biotic stress, biomass production
  • Covers breeding practices with chapters covering broadening the genetic diversity of wheat, hybrid breeding and the potential of rye and barley crops
  • Written and edited by top genetic and genomic researchers from around the world


Academics and post-graduate students in agricultural sciences, especially those specialising in crop and cereal sciences. Professional plant breeders. International organizations (e.g. CIMMYT, IRRI, FAO, AACCI etc.)

Table of Contents

In Commemoration
Editorial: Genetics Became to be Genomics

Section 1: Techniques
1. High Throughput Genotyping for Cereal Research and Breeding
Martin W. Ganal, Jörg Plieske, Anja Hohmeyer, Andreas Polley and Marion S. Röder
2. Progress in Sequencing of Triticeae Genomes and Future Uses
Nils Stein and Mark Timothy Rabanus-Wallace
3. Next Generation Sequencing Enabled Genetics in Hexaploid Wheat
Laura Gardiner, Ryan Joynson and Anthony Hall
4. Rapid Gene Cloning in Wheat
M. Asyraf Md. Hatta, Burkhard Steuernagel, Brande B. H. Wulff
5. High-efficiency Transformation Techniques
Yuji Ishida, Yukoh Hiei, and Toshihiko Komari
6. Site-directed Genome Modification in Triticeae Cereals Mediated by Cas Endonucleases
Jochen Kumlehn

Section 2: Traits
7. Marker Based Harnessing of Genetic Diversity to Improve Resistance of Barley to Fungal and Viral Diseases 
Dragan Perovic, Doris Kopahnke, Antje Habekuss, Frank Ordon, Albrecht Serfling
 8. Gene-based Approaches to Durable Disease Resistance in Triticeae Cereals
Patrick Schweizer
9. Global Journeys of Adaptive Wheat Genes
Miguel Sanchez-Garcia and Alison R Bentley
10. Durum Wheat as a Bridge Between Wild Emmer Wheat Genetic Resources and Bread Wheat
Valentina Klymiuk, Andrii Fatiukha, Lin Huang, Zhen-zhen Wei, Tamar Kis-Papo, Yehoshua Saranga4, Tamar Krugman, Tzion Fahima

Section 3: Breeding
11. Modern Field Phenotyping Opens New Avenues for Selection 
Tobias Würschum
12. Application of Genetic and Genomic Tools in Wheat for Developing Countries
S. Dreisigacker, D. Sehgal, R. P. Singh, C. Sansaloni, and H-J. Braun
13. Genomic Selection in Wheat
Daniel W. Sweeney, Jin Sun, Ella Taagen, Mark E. Sorrells
14. “Speed GS” to Accelerate Genetic Gain in Wheat
Kai P. Voss-Fels, Eva Herzog, Susanne Dreisigacker, Sivakumar Sukumaran, Amy Watson, Matthias Frisch, Ben Hayes, Lee T. Hickey
15. Genomics-based Hybrid Rye Breeding
T. Miedaner, V. Korzun and E. Bauer


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About the Editor

Thomas Miedaner

Prof. Dr. Thomas Miedaner is scientist at the Hohenheim University and directs the work areas rye and Fusarium. He specializes in rye breeding and research, resistance genetics in rye, triticale and wheat, using molecular markers. He has published over 140 peer reviewed articles in his time as a scientist.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Plant Sciences, Department of Agricultural Sciences, Hohenheim University, Stuttgart, Germany

Viktor Korzun

More than 25 years’ experience in development and application of molecular markers and novel breeding technologies in cereal crops, establishment, participation and coordination of national and international projects and strategic evaluation of current and new development in area of plant research and molecular breeding.

Affiliations and Expertise

Head of Breeding Technologies Cereals, KWS LOCHOW GMBH, Einbeck, Germany

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