Hordeum Species

J. W. Snape, W. Powell, R. Waugh

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    The genus Hordeum, the barleys, with a basic chromosome number of 2. n=. 14, comprises about 30 grass species, with cultivated barley, Hordeum vulgare, being the world's fourth most important cereal. The grain of cultivated barley has two major uses: first, for malting to produce beer and spirits and, second, for animal feed and, occasionally, human feed.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationBrenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics
    Subtitle of host publicationSecond Edition
    PublisherElsevier Inc.
    Number of pages3
    ISBN (Electronic)9780080961569
    ISBN (Print)9780123749840
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


    • Barley
    • Barley breeding
    • Barley cytogenetics
    • Barley morphology
    • Barley mutants
    • Barley pests and diseases
    • Barley quality
    • Barley sequencing
    • Genetic engineering
    • Hordeum
    • Molecular markers

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
    • General Biochemistry,Genetics and Molecular Biology
    • General Medicine


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