The World Wheat Book

August 31, 2011 at 6:21 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

The World Wheat Book

Just published: The World Wheat Book: A History of Wheat Breeding, Volume 2, edited by Drs Alain Bonjean, Bill Angus and Maarten van Ginkel (ICARDA’s Deputy Director General – Research).

This 1200-page volume provides a comprehensive overview of wheat research worldwide. It describes the history of wheat breeding programs in 19 countries in Europe, North Africa, Asia and Latin America; wheat cropping practices in six countries with diverse environments; and recent advances including the application of genomics, physiology, modeling, bioinformatics, biofortification and hybrid technologies. It also covers developing food and feed end-uses, and breeding for specific biotic threats such as diseases, viruses and insect pests.


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