Wild barley: a source of genes for crop improvement in the 21st century?

@article{Ellis2000WildBA,
  title={Wild barley: a source of genes for crop improvement in the 21st century?},
  author={Roger P. Ellis and Brian Peter Forster and David Robinson and Linda L. Handley and Dennis C. Gordon and Joanne R. Russell and Wayne Powell},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2000},
  volume={51 342},
  pages={9-17}
}
The development of new barleys tolerant of abiotic and biotic stresses is an essential part of the continued improvement of the crop. The domestication of barley, as in many crops, resulted in a marked truncation of the genetical variation present in wild populations. This process is significant to agronomists and scientists because a lack of allelic variation will prevent the development of adapted cultivars and hinder the investigation of the genetic mechanisms underlying performance. Wild… CONTINUE READING