A Database for Triticeae and Avena
Near-isogenic lines are the most convenient objects for a wide
range of biological and agricultural experiments. Many achievements
in the fields of plant immunity and pest resistance became possible
only due to substitution of conventional testers with NILs. The
information on NILs is scattered over numerous (and frequently
poorly accessible) issues. Therefore, the demand for a guide of
NILs impelled the authors to prepare this monograph.
The monograph begins with a treatment of methodological issues,
including strategies for breeding NILs, selection of donors, and
correction of their residual genetic contamination. The problems
of stability and principles of preservation of NILs in gene banks
are discussed. The NILs of the soft wheat Novosibirskaya 67 (S.F.
Koval), Saratovskaya 29 (V.A. Krupnov and O.I. Maistrenko), Vrn-marked
lines from Odessa (A.F. Stel'makh), and various NILs bred at the
Institute for Plant Industry in St. Petersburg (A.F. Merezhko,
O.P. Mirtofanova, and I.G. Odintsova) are described in detail.
Near-isogenic lines of durum wheat, including those bred in Gifu,
Japan (N. Watanabe), also are characterized. Numerous tables from
the original publications of different authors are included to
provide the reader with the characteristics of particular series
The monograph is intended for a wide range of readersuniversity
and agricultural college students, plant breeders, agrochemists,
geneticists, and molecular biologists.
Wheat Near-Isogenic Lines, 156 pp, printed and published by
Sankeiha, 2-24-1 Nakamaru-cho, Kita-ku, Nagoya 462-0056, Japan,
ISBN 4-88361-131-0, is available upon request from the author
at Faculty of Agriculture, Gifu University, Gifu 501-1193, Japan
or by E-mail to email@example.com.
Table of contents.