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dc.contributor.editorReynolds, Matthew P.
dc.contributor.editorBraun, Hans-Joachim
dc.description.abstractThis open-access textbook provides a comprehensive, up-to-date guide for students and practitioners wishing to access in a single volume the key disciplines and principles of wheat breeding. Wheat is a cornerstone of food security: it is the most widely grown of any crop and provides 20% of all human calories and protein. The authorship of this book includes world class researchers and breeders whose expertise spans cutting-edge academic science all the way to impacts in farmers’ fields. The book’s themes and authors were selected to provide a didactic work that considers the background to wheat improvement, current mainstream breeding approaches, and translational research and avant garde technologies that enable new breakthroughs in science to impact productivity. While the volume provides an overview for professionals interested in wheat, many of the ideas and methods presented are equally relevant to small grain cereals and crop improvement in general. The book is affordable, and because it is open access, can be readily shared and translated -- in whole or in part -- to university classes, members of breeding teams (from directors to technicians), conference participants, extension agents and farmers. Given the challenges currently faced by academia, industry and national wheat programs to produce higher crop yields --- often with less inputs and under increasingly harsher climates -- this volume is a timely addition to their toolkit.
dc.rightsopen access
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TV Agriculture & farming::TVB Agricultural science
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::P Mathematics & science::PS Biology, life sciences::PSA Life sciences: general issues::PSAK Genetics (non-medical)
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::T Technology, engineering, agriculture::TD Industrial chemistry & manufacturing technologies::TDC Industrial chemistry::TDCT Food & beverage technology
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::M Medicine::MB Medicine: general issues::MBG Medical equipment & techniques::MBGR Medical research
dc.subject.othercrop breeding
dc.subject.otherbreeding technologies
dc.subject.othergenetic gains
dc.subject.othercrop yield potential
dc.subject.otherwheat pathology
dc.subject.otherglobal economics of wheat
dc.subject.otheragriculture public-private parternship
dc.titleWheat Improvement
dc.title.alternativeFood Security in a Changing Climate

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