Barley: Physical Properties, Genetic Factors and Environmental Impacts on Growth


Kohji Hasunuma, PhD (Editor)
Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University, Japan

Series: Agricultural Research Updates
BISAC: TEC003030

Barley is one of the earliest crops to be domesticated and its cultivation since the beginning of the 21st century, provides new utilities for the nutrition and sustainable development. It is one of the largest source crops used in the production of fodder, alcoholic beverages, biofuels and healthful foods.

This book focuses on several topics that include the organic breeding and cultivation of barley; the biological characteristics of spring barley varieties in the far east of Russia; the contribution of barley in the bovine methane production in feedlots; the barley husk; the grain and endosperm biophysical characteristics of barley malting; the vacuolar H+-PPhase genes in barley; the application of barley in cereal technology; the abiotic stress response in barley and the emergent roles of microRNAs; the dynamics of oxidative processes and activation of antioxidant systems in barley leaves under drought condition of soil; and the isolation of high-yielding paraquat-resistant lines of hordeum vulgare CV fiber snow. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1. Organic Breeding and Cultivation of Barley. Effects on Physical and Chemical Properties
(K.V. Bladenopoulos, E.G. Ninou, E.D. Tsochatzis and I.G. Mylonas, Hellenic Agricultural Organization ‘’DEMETER’’, Cereal Institute, Thessaloniki, Thermi, Greece and others)

Chapter 2. Biological Characteristics of Spring Barley Varieties in the Far East of Russia
(A.G. Klykov, Y.G. Volkov and A.V. Gapeka, Primorskii Agricultural Research Institute RAAS, Timiryazevsky Setl., Primorsky Krai, Russian Federation and others)

Chapter 3. Contribution of Barley in the Bovine Methane Production in Feedlots. What is Considered to Be True and What is a Myth?
(Cristina Castillo, Ángel Abuelo and Joaquín Hernández, Animal Pathology Department, Veterinary Faculty, University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain)

Chapter 4. The Barley Husk – A Potential Barrier to Future Success?
(J. S. Swanston, The James Hutton Institute, Invergowrie, Dundee, UK)

Chapter 5. Grain and Endosperm Biophysical Characteristics of Barley Malting
(D. Cozzolino, S. Roumeliotis and J. Eglinton, School of Agriculture, Food and Wine, The University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, SA, Australia)

Chapter 6. Vacuolar H<sup>+</sup>-PPase (<i>HVP</i>) Genes in Barley: Chromosome Location, Sequence and Gene Expression Relating to Na<sup>+</sup> Exclusion and Salinity Tolerance
(Yuri Shavrukov, Australian Centre for Plant Functional Genomics, University of Adelaide, Waite Campus, Urrbrae, Australia)
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Chapter 7. Application of Barley in Cereal Technology
(Marcela Slukova, Department of Carbohydrates and Cereals, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Czech Republic, Europe)

Chapter 8. Abiotic Stress Response in Barley and the Emergent Roles of MicroRNAs
(Thi Hoang Yen Dang, Mark Ziemann and Mrinal Bhave, Environment and Biotechnology Centre, Faculty of Life and Social Sciences,
Swinburne University of Technology, PO Box 218, Hawthorn, Australia)

Chapter 9. Dynamics of Oxidative Processes and Activation of Antioxidant Systems in Barley Leaves under Drought Conditions of Soil
(Alena Spivak and Nikolai Shalygo, Institute of Biophysics and Cell Engineering NASB, Minsk, Republic of Belarus)

Chapter 10. Isolation of High-Yielding Paraquat-Resistant Lines of <i>Hordeum vulgare</i> cv Fiber Snow: Phenotype Characterization
(Kohji Hasunuma, Yusuke Yoshida, Miyuki Kubo, Osamu Miyoshi, Ken Nomura and Md. Emdadul Haque, Kihara Institute for Biological Research, Yokohama City University, Yokohama, Japan and others)


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