Buckwheat Germplasm in the World

Buckwheat Germplasm in the World

1st Edition - January 11, 2018

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  • Editors: Meiliang Zhou, Ivan Kreft, Galina Suvorova, Yu Tang, Sun-Hee Woo
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110072
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110065

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Buckwheat Germplasm in the World offers an overview of this globally important crop, including its general characterization and genetic diversity—particularly in Russia, China, India and Eastern Europe. The book presents the latest research on molecular marker development, genetics and phenotype analysis of new wild buckwheat to examine the nutritional values of this pseudocereal crop. Due to its short growth span, ability to grow at high altitudes and the high quality of its protein content, buckwheat is considered an important crop for addressing global food needs. Ideal for researchers and advanced-level students seeking better understanding of the buckwheat germplasm.

Key Features

  • Summarizes all the reported and distributed buckwheat species in the world
  • Offers researchers the ability to exchange resources with each other to breed new cultivars
  • Classifies buckwheat species based on perennial and annual from their growth span, and self-incompatible or self-compatible from their flower morphology and characterization
  • Facilitates hybridization of different species


Bachelor, master, PhD students of Agronomy or Plant Biology, and buckwheat researchers seeking a comprehensive overview on the present knowledge about this key pseudocereal

Table of Contents

  • 1. Overview of buckwheat resourses in the world
    2. Classification and nomenclature of buckwheat plants
    3. Distribution of buckwheat resourses in the world
    4. Chromosome of Fagopyrum
    5. Description of cultivated tatary buckwheat
    6. Description of cultivated common buckwheat
    7. Perennial wild Fagopyrum species-Self-incompatible
    8. Perennial wild Fagopyrum species-Self-compatible
    9. Annual wild Fagopyrum species-Self-incompatible
    10. Annual wild Fagopyrum species-Self-compatible
    11. Annual wild Fagopyrum species-Partially self-compatible
    12. Molecular evolution of wild species and cultivated
    13. Utilization of wild buckwheat species
    14. Buckwheat genetic resources in central Europe
    15. Existing variability and future prospects of buckwheat germplasm in the Himalayan tract
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    17. Effective use of genome-wide markers to breeding for quantitative traits in common buckwheat
    18. Genetic diversity of Russian buckwheat cultivars assessed from nuclear and organellar gene sequences
    19. Genetic polymorphism of common buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum Moench.), formed from evolutionary mutation reserve of the cultivar
    20. Cultivation of Fagopyrum tataricum and Fagopyrum esculentum in order to obtain raw material with high rutin content in the Far East of Russia
    21. Phytochemicals and their biofunctional properties of different buckwheat germplasms for functional food
    22. Rutin content assessment of Tartary buckwheat germplasm cultivated in Italy Topic: Grain rutin content evaluation of a collection of approximatively 100 F. tataricum accessions
    23. Correlation between grain yield and rutin content in common buckwheat germplasm cultivated in Southern Italy
    24. Buckwheat resources in the VIR (Russia) collection: Photoperiod response
    25. Main morphological types of cultivated buckwheat populations in Russia
    26. Interspecific crosses between Fagopyrum cymosum and other species through embryo culture techniques
    27. Cell cultures of Fagopyrum tataricum as a source of biologically active phenolic compounds
    28. Molecular genetics of Buckwheat and its role in crop improvement

Product details

  • No. of pages: 382
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 2018
  • Published: January 11, 2018
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128110072
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128110065

About the Editors

Meiliang Zhou

Dr. Meiliang Zhou (Biotechnology Research Institute-CAAS/Sichuan Agricultural University, China), Regulation of gene expression; Plant development; Functional genomics; Hormones signaling transduction mechanisms; Plant-biotic (microbe, insect and virus) interaction; Plant-abiotic (drought, salt, flooding, heavy metals, cold and high temperature); Plant secondary metabolites biosynthesis pathway and regulation mechanism; Plant nutrition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS), Beijing, China

Ivan Kreft

Prof. Dr. Ivan Kreft (University of Ljubljana/Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia)studied agronomy and biology in Ljubljana (Slovenia - Dipl. Eng. Agr., Teacher of Biol., PhD) and in Lund (Sweden - Fil. Kand., MSc.). After employments in Germany and Sweden, he was appointed as researcher and teacher at University of Ljubljana, where he was retired as Professor in 2012. Since 2003 he is a member of Slovenian Academy of Science and Arts. He was holding lectures at many Universities including Maribor, Križevci, Zagreb, Wien, Udine, Roma, Lisboa, Porto, Lund, Uppsala, Nitra, Minsk, several Universities in China, in Korea, and on several Universities in Japan. In the period 1992/93 he was Visiting Professor at Kyoto University, Japan, in 2001 he received a title of Visiting Professor at Shanxi University (Taiyuan, China), in April and May 2010 he was again in Japan, Visiting Professor at Kobe Gakuin University, Faculty of Nutrition, in Kobe. Since 2013 he is employed at the Slovenian Forestry Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia. Field research on crops, especially buckwheat, and traditional food materials of plant origin

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Ljubljana/Slovenian Forestry Institute, Slovenia

Galina Suvorova

Head of the Laboratory of Genetics and Biotechnology All-Russia Research Institute of Legumes and Groat Crops, Orel, Russia Her research interests include genetics, interspecific hybridization, tissue culture, and molecular markers

Affiliations and Expertise

All-Russia Research Institute of Legumes and Groat Crops, Orel, Russia

Yu Tang

Affiliations and Expertise

Biotechnology Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing, China Department of Food Science, Sichuan Tourism University, Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Sun-Hee Woo

Prof. Dr. Sun-Hee Woo (Chungbuk National University, Korea),

Research interests in Molecular Genetics and Breeding of Crops and Crop Functional Genomics and Proteomics . Awards:

Award for Japanese Society of Breeding

Best Research Presentation Award from the Korean Breeding Science Society

Best Research Presentation Award from the International Plant Biotechnology Congress with J. of Plant Physiology

Best Research Presentation Award from the Korean Crop Science Society

Best Research Presentation Award from the Korean Plant Biotechnology Society

Best Research Award from the Korean Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Society

Excellent Paper Award, Korea Federation on Science & Technology Societies

Affiliations and Expertise

College of Agriculture, Life & Environment Science, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea

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