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
  7. Functional Gene Analysis and Molecular Tools

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 135-135
    2. Olesya Y. Shoeva, Elena K. Khlestkina
      Pages 147-157 Open Access
    3. Shigeo Takumi, Ryusuke Matsuda, Julio C. M. Iehisa
      Pages 159-165 Open Access
    4. Yuji Ishida, Yukoh Hiei, Toshihiko Komari
      Pages 167-173 Open Access
    5. Aiko Nishiura, Yusuke Kazama, Tomoko Abe, Nobuyuki Mizuno, Shuhei Nasuda, Koji Murai
      Pages 175-180 Open Access
  8. Biotic Stress Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 181-181
    2. Colin Hiebert, Wolfgang Spielmeyer, Curt McCartney, Mulualem Kassa, Tom Fetch, Frank You et al.
      Pages 183-191 Open Access
    3. Manisha Shankar, Diane Mather, Dorthe Jorgensen, Hossein Golzar, Ken Chalmers, Grant Hollaway et al.
      Pages 193-199 Open Access
    4. Ricardo H. Ramirez-Gonzalez, Vanesa Segovia, Nicholas Bird, Mario Caccamo, Cristobal Uauy
      Pages 201-209 Open Access
  9. Abiotic Stress Response

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 211-211
    2. Roberto Tuberosa, Marco Maccaferri
      Pages 213-223 Open Access
    3. M. Florian Mette, Mario Gils, C. Friedrich H. Longin, Jochen C. Reif
      Pages 225-232 Open Access
    4. Hisashi Tsujimoto, Quahir Sohail, Yoshihiro Matsuoka
      Pages 233-238 Open Access
    5. Suchismita Mondal, Arun K. Joshi, Julio Huerta-Espino, Ravi P. Singh
      Pages 239-245 Open Access
    6. Hirokazu Yokota, Julio C. M. Iehisa, Etsuo Shimosaka, Shigeo Takumi
      Pages 247-252 Open Access
  10. Improvement of Grain Quality

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 253-253
    2. Gérard Branlard, Véronique S. Lesage, Emmanuelle Bancel, Pierre Martre, Benoit Méleard, Larbi Rhazi
      Pages 255-264 Open Access
    3. Toshiki Nakamura, Patricia Vrinten, Tomoya Shimbata, Mika Saito
      Pages 265-273 Open Access
    4. Craig F. Morris, E. Patrick Fuerst
      Pages 275-278 Open Access
    5. Tatsuya M. Ikeda, W. John Rogers, Gerard Branlard, Roberto J. Peña, Silvia E. Lerner, Adriana Arrigoni et al.
      Pages 279-285 Open Access
    6. Tatyana A. Pshenichnikova, Alexander V. Simonov, Ludmila V. Shchukina, Evgeniya V. Morozova, Angela K. Chistyakova, Andreas Börner
      Pages 287-292 Open Access
    7. Ramya Prashant, Elangovan Mani, Richa Rai, R. K. Gupta, Ratan Tiwari, Manoj Oak et al.
      Pages 293-299 Open Access
    8. Goro Ishikawa, Kazuhiro Nakamura, Hiroyuki Ito, Mika Saito, Mikako Sato, Hironobu Jinno et al.
      Pages 301-307 Open Access
  11. Marker-Assisted Breeding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-309
    2. Shunsuke Oda
      Pages 311-318 Open Access
    3. Rima Thapa, Gina Brown-Guedira, Herbert W. Ohm, Kiersten Wise, Stephen B. Goodwin
      Pages 319-322 Open Access
    4. Noémie Prat, Maria Buerstmayr, Barbara Steiner, Hermann Buerstmayr
      Pages 323-329 Open Access
    5. Stéphanie Thépot, Gwendal Restoux, Frédéric Hospital, David Gouache, Ian Mackay, Isabelle Goldringer et al.
      Pages 331-338 Open Access
    6. Meluleki Zikhali, Simon Griffiths
      Pages 339-345 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

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