Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Wheat Genetics: Past, Present, and Future

  3. Germplasm and Genetic Diversity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-21
    2. Karl Hammer, Helmut Knüpffer
      Pages 23-31 Open Access
    3. Manoranjan Dutta, B. S. Phogat, Sandeep Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Jyoti Kumari, Avinash C. Pandey et al.
      Pages 33-45 Open Access
    4. Ian Dundas, Dawn Verlin, Peng Zhang, Yue Jin, Jacob Manisterski, Rafiqul Islam
      Pages 47-52 Open Access
  4. Cytogenetics and Allopolyploid Evolution

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 63-63
    2. Bikram S. Gill
      Pages 65-72 Open Access
    3. Takashi R. Endo
      Pages 73-81 Open Access
    4. Ekaterina D. Badaeva, Olga S. Dedkova, V. A. Pukhalskyi, A. V. Zelenin
      Pages 83-89 Open Access
  5. Toward Whole Genome Sequencing

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 91-91
    2. Yasunari Ogihara, Kohei Mishina, Kanako Kawaura, Hiroshi Tarui, Keiichi Mochida, Kentaro Yano et al.
      Pages 93-99 Open Access
    3. Fuminori Kobayashi, Satoshi Katagiri, Wataru Karasawa, Yumiko Hanawa, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Yukiyo Ito et al.
      Pages 101-107 Open Access
  6. Structural and Functional Genomics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 109-109
    2. Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Fuminori Kobayashi, Giri Prasad Joshi, Ritsuko Onuki, Hiroaki Sakai, Hiroyuki Kanamori et al.
      Pages 111-116 Open Access
    3. Liuling Yan, Genqiao Li, Ming Yu, Tilin Fang, Shuanghe Cao, Brett F. Carver
      Pages 117-125 Open Access
    4. Yefim Ronin, Dina Minkov, David Mester, Eduard Akhunov, Abraham Korol
      Pages 127-133 Open Access

About these proceedings


This proceedings is a collection of 46 selected papers that were presented at the 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium (IWGS). Since the launch of the wheat genome sequencing project in 2005, the arrival of draft genome sequences has marked a new era in wheat genetics and genomics, catalyzing rapid advancement in the field. This book provides a comprehensive review of the forefront of wheat research, across various important topics such as germplasm and genetic diversity, cytogenetics and allopolyploid evolution, genome sequencing, structural and functional genomics, gene function and molecular biology, biotic stress, abiotic stress, grain quality, and classical and molecular breeding. Following an introduction, 9 parts of the book are dedicated to each of these topics. A final, 11th part entitled “Toward Sustainable Wheat Production” contains 7 excellent papers that were presented in the 12th IWGS Special Session supported by the OECD. With rapid population growth and radical climate changes, the world faces a global food crisis and is in need of another Green Revolution to boost yields of wheat and other widely grown staple crops. Although this book focuses on wheat, many of the newly developed techniques and results presented here can be applied to other plant species with large and complex genomes. As such, this volume is highly recommended for all students and researchers in wheat sciences and related plant sciences and for those who are interested in stable food production and food security.


Allopolyploidy Genetic resources Molecular biology Plant genetics Sustainable food production Wheat breeding Wheat evolution Wheat genomics Wheat production

Editors and affiliations

  • Yasunari Ogihara
    • 1
  • Shigeo Takumi
    • 2
  • Hirokazu Handa
    • 3
  1. 1.Kihara Institute for Biological ResearchYokohama City UniversityYokohamaJapan
  2. 2.Graduate School of Agricultural SciencesKobe UniversityKobeJapan
  3. 3.Plant Genome Research UnitNational Institute of Agrobiological SciencesTsukubaJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-4-431-55674-9
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-55675-6
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