8. Breeding Perennial Rye

  1. Jules Janick
  1. R. Reimann-Philipp

Published Online: 22 JUN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470650059.ch8

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13

Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13

How to Cite

Reimann-Philipp, R. (1995) Breeding Perennial Rye, in Plant Breeding Reviews, Volume 13 (ed J. Janick), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470650059.ch8

Editor Information

  1. Purdue University, USA

Author Information

  1. Eschenweg 46, 22949 Ahrensberg, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 22 JUN 2010
  2. Published Print: 3 NOV 1995

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471573432

Online ISBN: 9780470650059



  • breeding perennial rye;
  • semisterility in progenies from Secale cereale x S. montanum;
  • genetic diversity in genus Secale - perennation, plants surviving even after flowering;
  • genetic linkage map - a rye (Secale cereale L.);
  • brittle ears and high tillering capacity of S. montanum - mechanical seed harvest being impossible;
  • alternative 2 - HH types;
  • induced amphidiploidy, third alternative for combination of “fertility” and “perennial growth”;
  • implications of 2RMON, 6RMON, and 7RMON in rye breeding;
  • diploid perennial rye (AA types), chromosome segment carrying allelomorph p;
  • spring rye, a drought-tolerant perennial forage


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Semisterility in Progenies from SecaIe cereaIe x S.montanum

  • Escape from Semisterility

  • Implication of 2Rmon, 6Rmon, and 7Rmon in Rye Breeding

  • Breeding Results

  • Spring Rye: Drought-Tolerant Perennial Forage

  • Bread Quality of Perennial Rye

  • Utilization of Perennial Rye

  • Conclusions

  • Literature Cited