Wheat: Prospects for Global Improvement

Proceedings of the 5th International Wheat Conference, 10–14 June, 1996, Ankara, Turkey

  • H.-J. Braun
  • F. Altay
  • W. E. Kronstad
  • S. P. S. Beniwal
  • A. McNab

Part of the Developments in Plant Breeding book series (DIPB, volume 6)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Opening session

    1. N. Zencirci, E. Kinaci, A. Atli, M. Kalayci, M. Avci
      Pages 11-16
  3. Breeding for improved grain yield

    1. R. Bruns, C. J. Peterson
      Pages 23-27
    2. Z. Kertész, J. Matuz, J. Pauk, Á. Mesterházy, M. Papp, L. Cseuz et al.
      Pages 37-45
    3. Z. H. He, Z. H. Du, Q. S. Zhuang
      Pages 47-53
    4. S. R. Verma, M. Yunus, S. K. Sethi
      Pages 61-64
  4. Breeding for resistance to biotic stresses

  5. Breeding for tolerance to abiotic stresses

About this book


The book contains the proceedings of the Fifth International Wheat Conference at which leading international scientists reviewed current research issues and developments in wheat improvement. The debated topics cover breeding and genetics, genetic resources and importance of free germplasm exchange, breeding for biotic and abiotic stresses, physiology, agronomy and mineral nutrition, grain quality and biotechnology. A significant number of presentations were made by participants from the former USSR and Eastern and Central Europe, making this book also a prime reference for current wheat research and production status in these countries.
This book provides an opportunity for wheat scientists interested in global wheat improvement issues to obtain an insight into the research that is currently being conducted worldwide and the prospects of further improvement to meet the increasing demands for this food commodity.


biotechnology mineral nutrition nitrogen physiology wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • H.-J. Braun
    • 1
  • F. Altay
    • 2
  • W. E. Kronstad
    • 3
  • S. P. S. Beniwal
    • 4
  • A. McNab
    • 5
  1. 1.CIMMYTAnkaraTurkey
  2. 2.Gecit Kusagi Tarimsal Arastirma EnstitusuEskisehirTurkey
  3. 3.Oregon State UniversityCorvallisUSA
  4. 4.ICARDA Highlands ProgramAnkaraTurkey
  5. 5.CIMMYTMexico D.F.Mexico

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-011-4896-2
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6053-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-4896-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-673X
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