Plant Systematics and Evolution

, Volume 295, Issue 1, pp 1–11

Genus Triticum L. taxonomy: the present and the future


DOI: 10.1007/s00606-011-0480-9

Cite this article as:
Goncharov, N.P. Plant Syst Evol (2011) 295: 1. doi:10.1007/s00606-011-0480-9


Wheat taxonomy has a long history. The existence and use of competing wheat classifications and the use of different botanic names for a single species are causing confusion in the research community. Options for employing a different classification of the genus Triticum L. for molecular biological, genetic, and phylogenetic investigations; for identifying and collecting wheat accessions; and for use in breeding practice are discussed.


Genus Triticum Taxonomy Genome classification 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Cytology and Genetics of Siberian Branch of Russian Acad. Sci.NovosibirskRussia

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