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Main Title Wheat Production in Stressed Environments Proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference, 27 November-2 December 2005, Mar del Plata, Argentina / [electronic resource] :
Author Buck, H. T.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Nisi, J. E.
Salomón, N.
Publisher Springer Netherlands,
Year Published 2007
Call Number QK1-989
ISBN 9781402054976
Subjects Life sciences ; Agriculture ; Botany ; Plant breeding ; Plant diseases ; Plant physiology
Internet Access
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Collation XXI, 795 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Preface -- International and Local Committees -- Benefactors of the Conference -- Conference Sponsors -- Opening Session -- Breeding for Resistance to Biotic Stress -- Crop and Natural Resource Management -- Breeding for Resistance to Abiotic Stress -- Breeding for Improved Industrial and Nutritional Quality -- Physiology of Wheat Production -- Biotechnology and Cytogenetics.-Conservation and Management of Genetic Resources -- Closing Remarks. The book comprises the proceedings of the 7th International Wheat Conference, held in Mar del Plata, Argentina, at the end of 2005. Leading scientists from all over the world, specialized on different areas that contribute to the better understanding of wheat production and use, reviewed the present achievements and discussed the future challenges for the wheat crop. The latter are related to producing safe wheat grain in increasingly stressed environments, maintaining at the same time the sustainability of natural resources, in order to meet the needs of food for a growing population. Topics such as breeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses, breeding for improved industrial and nutritional quality, crop and natural resources management, physiology of wheat production, biotechnology and cytogenetics, and conservation and management of genetic resources were covered during the Conference. Results of the extended use of molecular tools in different areas and their contribution to the faster achievement of breeding goals were presented. This book provides the scientific wheat community the possibility of getting key contributions to that overall sight and an updated view of the main points of interest on those fields of research.