Wheat Studies - Retrospect and Prospects - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444996954, 9781483291888

Wheat Studies - Retrospect and Prospects, Volume 3

1st Edition

Authors: H. Kihara
eBook ISBN: 9781483291888
Imprint: Elsevier Science
Published Date: 1st January 1982
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Table of Contents



1 The Birthplace of Genetical Research on Wheat

1.1 Genesis (1893-1911)

1.2 Dawn (1918-1928)

2 The Continuation of Research on Pentaploid Hybrids

2.1 Meiosis, Especially on the Behavior of Univalents

2.2 Development of Pollen Grains in the Parental Species

2.3 Pollen Germination

2.4 Competitive Fertilization Through Mixed Pollination

2.5 Formation and Development of Seeds

2.6 Germination of Seeds

2.7 Frequency of the Univalent Elimination

2.8 Certation Backcrosses (Zertationskreuzung)

2.9 Fertile Combination and Sterile Combination

A. Fertile Combinations

B. Sterile Combinations

2.10 The Ratio of Fertile to Sterile Combinations in F2

2.11 Seed Fertility of F2 Generation

2.12 Experiments with 14II + 6I

3 Further Studies on Pentaploid Wheat Hybrids

3.1 Comparison of F2 and B1 Fertility in Individuals with Fertile Combinations

3.2 Research on Aneuploidy

3.3 Homoeologous Chromosomes

3.4 Gene Analysis in the Pentaploid Wheat Hybrids

4 Genome Analysis

4.1 The Concept of the Genome

4.2 Before Genome Analysis

4.3 Genome Analysis

4.4 Establishment of the Fourth Group of Triticum

4.5 Discovery of the DD Analyser

4.6 Genome Analysis in Genus Aegilops

5 Genome Analysis II

5.1 Employment of Haploid in Research

5.2 Introgression

5.3 Principles of Genome Analysis

6 Karyotype Analysis I

6.1 Evolution of Karyotype

7 Karyotype Analysis II

8 Research on Cytoplasm I

9 Research on Cytoplasm II

—Nucleo-Cytoplasmic Hybrid—

10 Contributions and the Mode of Their Acceptance

10.1 Researches in Early Period

10.2 Production and Analysis of Haploid Plants

10.3 Studies on Pollen

10.4 Difinition of Right- and Left-Handedness

10.5 The Future of Research on Cytoplasm

10.6 Cultivation of a Wheat Returned to its Sapporo Home


A. Importance of Morphology

B. About our Book Entitled "Studies on Wheat"


Appendix 1 History of Biology and Other Sciences in Japan in Retrospect

Appendix 2 T.D. Lysenko

Appendix 3 Right- and Left-Handedness in Plants

Appendix 4 Right- and Left-Handedness in Plants (Addendum to the Appendix 3)

Appendix 5 History of Tōshiya, an Archery Contest of Old Japan

Appendix 6 Seedless Fruits

Appendix 7 Photographic Review


Author Index

Subject Index


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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@qu: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. @source: Field Crops Research

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