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Advances in Wheat Genetics: From Genome to Field

Proceedings of the 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium

  • Gathers recent advances in wheat research in a single volume, with contributions by international experts

  • Presents comprehensive coverage of multiple aspects of wheat sciences, from laboratory to field

  • Provides practical guidance in genetic and genomic research that can be applied not only to wheat, but also to other species with complex genomes

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Table of contents (46 papers)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvi
  2. Germplasm and Genetic Diversity

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 21-21
    2. Genetic Resources of Triticum

      • Karl Hammer, Helmut Knüpffer
      Pages 23-31Open Access
    3. Development of Core Set of Wheat (Triticum spp.) Germplasm Conserved in the National Genebank in India

      • Manoranjan Dutta, B. S. Phogat, Sandeep Kumar, Naresh Kumar, Jyoti Kumari, Avinash C. Pandey et al.
      Pages 33-45Open Access
    4. Transfer to Wheat of Potentially New Stem Rust Resistance Genes from Aegilops speltoides

      • Ian Dundas, Dawn Verlin, Peng Zhang, Yue Jin, Jacob Manisterski, Rafiqul Islam
      Pages 47-52Open Access
  3. Cytogenetics and Allopolyploid Evolution

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 63-63
    2. Wheat Chromosome Analysis

      • Bikram S. Gill
      Pages 65-72Open Access
    3. New Aneuploids of Common Wheat

      • Takashi R. Endo
      Pages 73-81Open Access
    4. Chromosomal Changes over the Course of Polyploid Wheat Evolution and Domestication

      • Ekaterina D. Badaeva, Olga S. Dedkova, V. A. Pukhalskyi, A. V. Zelenin
      Pages 83-89Open Access
  4. Toward Whole Genome Sequencing

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 91-91
    2. Comprehensive Functional Analyses of Expressed Sequence Tags in Common Wheat

      • Yasunari Ogihara, Kohei Mishina, Kanako Kawaura, Hiroshi Tarui, Keiichi Mochida, Kentaro Yano et al.
      Pages 93-99Open Access
    3. Development of the BAC Physical Maps of Wheat Chromosome 6B for Its Genomic Sequencing

      • Fuminori Kobayashi, Satoshi Katagiri, Wataru Karasawa, Yumiko Hanawa, Hiroyuki Kanamori, Yukiyo Ito et al.
      Pages 101-107Open Access
  5. Structural and Functional Genomics

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 109-109
    2. Sequencing of Wheat Chromosome 6B: Toward Functional Genomics

      • Tsuyoshi Tanaka, Fuminori Kobayashi, Giri Prasad Joshi, Ritsuko Onuki, Hiroaki Sakai, Hiroyuki Kanamori et al.
      Pages 111-116Open Access
    3. Genetic Mechanisms of Vernalization Requirement Duration in Winter Wheat Cultivars

      • Liuling Yan, Genqiao Li, Ming Yu, Tilin Fang, Shuanghe Cao, Brett F. Carver
      Pages 117-125Open Access
    4. Building Ultra-Dense Genetic Maps in the Presence of Genotyping Errors and Missing Data

      • Yefim Ronin, Dina Minkov, David Mester, Eduard Akhunov, Abraham Korol
      Pages 127-133Open Access

About this book

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

  • Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan

    Yasunari Ogihara

  • Graduate School of Agricultural Sciences, Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

    Shigeo Takumi

  • Plant Genome Research Unit, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences, Tsukuba, Japan

    Hirokazu Handa

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Advances in Wheat Genetics: From Genome to Field

  • Book Subtitle: Proceedings of the 12th International Wheat Genetics Symposium

  • Editors: Yasunari Ogihara, Shigeo Takumi, Hirokazu Handa

  • DOI:

  • Publisher: Springer Tokyo

  • eBook Packages: Biomedical and Life Sciences, Biomedical and Life Sciences (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s) 2015

  • License: CC BY-NC

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-4-431-55674-9Published: 25 September 2015

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-4-431-56195-8Published: 23 August 2016

  • eBook ISBN: 978-4-431-55675-6Published: 15 September 2015

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XVI, 445

  • Topics: Plant Genetics, Agriculture, Plant Biochemistry

Buying options

Softcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 59.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)