Global warming and evolution of wild cereals

Nevo, Eviatar and Henry, Robert (2015). Global warming and evolution of wild cereals. In Robert Redden, Shyam S. Yadav, Nigel Maxted, Mohammad Ehsan Dulloo, Luigi Guarino and Paul Smith (Ed.), Crop wild relatives and climate change (pp. 44-60) Hoboken, NJ, United States: Wiley. doi:10.1002/9781118854396.ch3

Author Nevo, Eviatar
Henry, Robert
Title of chapter Global warming and evolution of wild cereals
Title of book Crop wild relatives and climate change
Place of Publication Hoboken, NJ, United States
Publisher Wiley
Publication Year 2015
Sub-type Research book chapter (original research)
DOI 10.1002/9781118854396.ch3
Open Access Status Not Open Access
ISBN 9781118854334
Editor Robert Redden
Shyam S. Yadav
Nigel Maxted
Mohammad Ehsan Dulloo
Luigi Guarino
Paul Smith
Chapter number 3
Start page 44
End page 60
Total pages 17
Total chapters 20
Language eng
Subjects 1100 Agricultural and Biological Sciences
1300 Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
2700 Medicine
Abstract/Summary The world's most serious environmental problem is global warming. The domesticated adaptive syndromes in cereals are nonshattering spikes and higher yields. A major outcome of domestication was to increase yields, but this was accompanied by a depletion of much of the genetic diversity in underlying biotic and abiotic resistances that characterized the progenitors. The chapter first overviews briefly the wild progenitors of barley and wheat in the Near East Fertile Crescent, and rice in Asia, and then presents experimental evidence from natural populations of wild cereals affected by global warming. Heading date/flowering time (FT) is an important ecological and evolutionary criterion for regional adaptation and yield in all cereals, with a clear genetic basis identified in both wild emmer and wild barley. Better understanding of human and natural selection and the genes involved is important in the development of crop varieties that are better able to cope with climate change.
Keyword Climate change
Genetic diversity
Global warming
Natural selection
Near East Fertile Crescent
Wild cereals
Q-Index Code B1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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