Wheat in a Global Environment

Proceedings of the 6th International Wheat Conference, 5–9 June 2000, Budapest, Hungary

  • Z. Bedö
  • L. Láng

Part of the Developments in Plant Breeding book series (DIPB, volume 9)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Introduction

  3. Plenary session

    1. P. R Shewry, A. S Tatham, R. Fido, H. Jones, P. Barcelo, P. A. Lazzeri
      Pages 53-58
    2. R. Appels, P. Gras, B. C. Clarke, R. Anderssen, I. Wesley, F. Békés
      Pages 59-66
    3. J. Snape, K. Butterworth, E. Whitechurch, A. J. Worland
      Pages 67-74
    4. R. A. McIntosh, H. S. Bariana, R. F. Park, C. R. Wellings
      Pages 75-83
    5. P. Ruckenbauer, H. Buerstmayr, M. Lemmens
      Pages 85-95
    6. H.-J. Braun, T. S. Payne, M. Mergoum, M. van Ginkel, W. H. Pfeiffer, S. Rajaram
      Pages 125-135
    7. P. Heffer
      Pages 141-148
  4. Quality and quality improvement

    1. G. Branlard, M. Dardevet, R. Saccomano, F. Lagoutte, J. Gourdon
      Pages 157-169
    2. A. de Bustos, P. Rubio, C. Soler, P. García, N. Jouve
      Pages 171-176
    3. G. Y. He, R. D’ovidio, O. D. Anderson, R. Fido, A. S. Tatham, H. Darlington et al.
      Pages 177-181
    4. M. Rodríguez-Quijano, M. T. Nieto-Taladriz, M. Gómez, J. F. Vázquez, J. M. Carrillo
      Pages 189-194
    5. M. Rousset, P. Brabant, R. S. Kota, J. Dubcovsky, J. Dvorak
      Pages 195-202
    6. G. Charmet, N. Robert, M. R. Perretant, G. Gay, P. Sourdille, C. Groos et al.
      Pages 211-217
    7. C. J. Peterson, D. R. Shelton, T. J. Martin, R. G. Sears, E. Williams, R. A. Graybosch
      Pages 219-227
    8. E. Johansson, M. L. Prieto-Linde, J. Ö. Jonsson
      Pages 229-235
    9. M. K. Morell, S. Rahman, A. Regina, R. Appels, Z. Li
      Pages 243-248
    10. G. Boggini, M. Cattaneo, C. Paganoni, P. Vaccino
      Pages 249-253
    11. P. S. Baenziger, D. R. Shelton, M. J. Shipman, R. A. Graybosch
      Pages 255-262
    12. R. M. Trethowan, R. J. Pena, M. Van Ginkel
      Pages 263-271
    13. Z. H. He
      Pages 279-284
    14. F. Békés, P. Gras, R. Appels
      Pages 285-290
    15. A. Salgó, S. Gergely
      Pages 297-303
  5. Breeding for biotic and abiotic resistance

    1. B. Keller, N. Stein, C. Feuillet
      Pages 305-309
    2. K. Oldach, L. Serazetdinova, D. Becker, H. Lorz
      Pages 311-316
    3. A. Borner, M. S. Roder, O. Unger, A. Meinel
      Pages 317-323
    4. A. Pellegrineschi, S. McLean, M. Salgado, L. Velazquez, R. Hernandez, R. M. Brito et al.
      Pages 325-330
    5. J. Boskovic, M. Boskovic, M. Babovic, Z. Jerkovic, V. Pesic
      Pages 337-343
    6. M. P. Reynolds, D. F. Calderini, A. G. Condon, S. Rajaram
      Pages 345-351
    7. J. M. Nicol, R. Rivoal, R. M. Trethowan, M. Van Ginkel, M. Mergoum, R. P. Singh
      Pages 381-389

About this book


Wheat breeders have achieved significant results over the last fifty years in research on mankind's one of the most important crops. Classical genetic and breeding methods, far broader international cooperation than was experienced in earlier periods, and improvements in agronomic techniques have led to previously unimaginable development in the utilisation of wheat for human consumption. The contribution of wheat researchers is particularly noteworthy since these results have been achieved at a time when the world population has grown extremely dynamically. Despite this demographic explosion, of a proportion never previously experienced, thousands of millions of people have been saved from starvation, thus avoiding unpredictable social consequences and situations irreconcilable with human dignity. Despite these developments in many regions of the world food supplies are still uncertain and the increase in the world's wheat production has not kept pace with the population increase during the last decade. Due to the evils of civilisation and the pollution of the environment there is a constant decline in the per capita area of land suitable for agricultural production. Based on population estimates for 2030, the present wheat yield of around 600 million tonnes will have to be increased to almost 1000 million tonnes if food supplies are to be maintained at the present level.


biotechnology breeding genetics pre-breeding quality wheat

Editors and affiliations

  • Z. Bedö
    • 1
  • L. Láng
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research Institute of the Hungarian Academy of SciencesMartonvásárHungary

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-5618-4
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-3674-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1381-673X
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