2nd International Triticeae Symposium
Richard R-C. Wang
Hybridizations between Hordeum vulgare L. (cultivated barley) and H. bulbosum L. have been performed over many years with two aims. First, the production of doubled haploid barley cultivars (Kasha and Kao 1970); second, the transfer of desirable traits such as resistance to fungal and viral pathogens from the wild species into barley. Apart from the report of an occasional recombinant (Xu and Kasha 1992; Pickering et al 1994), successful gene introgression has been hampered by several barriers. In this report we will describe recent progress in overcoming these barriers.
Pickering, R. A.; Hill, A. M.; Timmerman-Vaughan, G. M.; Forbes, E. M.; Cromey, M. G.; Gilpin, M. J.; Michel, M.; and Scholz, M., "Prospects for Gene lntrogression from Hordeum bulbosum L. into Barley (H. vulgare L.)." (1994). Herbarium Publications. Paper 13.