Varshney, R K and Balyan, H S and Langridge, P (2006) Wheat. In: Cereals and Millets. Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants, 1 . Springer-Verlag , Berlin, Heidelberg, Germany, pp. 79-134. ISBN 978-3-540-34031-7

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The wheats (Triticum spp.) belong to the Poaceae, the largest family within the monocotyledonous plants. Bread wheat (Triticum aestivum L. em. Thell) is one of the most important cereal grain crops of the world and is cultivated over a wide range of climatic conditions. Global production of bread wheat in 2003 was 557 Mt, with an average yield of 2.68 t/ha (http://apps.fao.org/).Theworld’smajor breadwheatproducing areas are in northern China, northern India, northern USA and adjoining areas in Canada, northern and central Europe, western Russia, southern Australia, southern Latin America and South Africa. Worldwide, wheat provides nearly 55% of the carbohydrate and 20% of the food calories consumed globally (Breiman and Graur 1995).

Item Type: Book Section
Series Name: Genome Mapping and Molecular Breeding in Plants
Subjects: Others > Wheat
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT
Date Deposited: 20 Oct 2011 10:29
Last Modified: 20 Oct 2011 10:29
URI: http://oar.icrisat.org/id/eprint/3029
Acknowledgement: Thanks are due to Robert M.D. Koebner,John Innes Centre, Norwich (United Kingdom), for his useful suggestions for improving the quality of the manuscript and Andreas Boerner, IPK, Gatersleben (Germany), for providing the figures used in this chapter. We apologize for any missing citation in the summarized data as it was not possible to include all available references due to page limits.
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