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Genetics and Genomics of the Triticeae


Titre : Genetics and Genomics of the Triticeae

Series : Plant Genetics and Genomics : Crops and Models , Vol. 7

Editors : Feuillet, Catherine ; Muehlbauer, Gary J.
Publisher : Springer
Date de parution : novembre 2008
Pages : 450 p

Cereals constitute over 50% of total crop production worldwide ( and cereal seeds are one of the most important renewable resources for food, feed, and industrial raw materials. Crop species of the Triticeae tribe that comprise wheat, barley, and rye are essential components of human and domestic animal nutrition. With 17% of all crop area, wheat is the staple food for 40% of the world’s population, while barley ranks fifth in the world production.
Their domestication in the Fertile Crescent 10,000 years ago ushered in the beginning of agriculture and signified an important breakthrough in the advancement of civilization. Rye is second after wheat among grains most commonly used in the production of bread and is also very important for mixed animal feeds. It can be cultivated in poor soils and climates that are generally not suitable for other cereals.

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