13. The Development, Structure, and Composition of the Barley Grain

  1. Steven E. Ullrich
  1. Sabine Gubatz and
  2. Peter R. Shewry

Published Online: 20 APR 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9780470958636.ch13

Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses

Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses

How to Cite

Gubatz, S. and Shewry, P. R. (2010) The Development, Structure, and Composition of the Barley Grain, in Barley: Production, Improvement, and Uses (ed S. E. Ullrich), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470958636.ch13

Editor Information

  1. Washington State University, Pullman, WA, USA

Author Information

  1. Rothamsted Research, Hertfordshire, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 20 APR 2011
  2. Published Print: 31 DEC 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780813801230

Online ISBN: 9780470958636

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Keywords:

  • barley grain - development, structure and composition;
  • pre- and postfertilization events - determining structure and appearance of ripe barley grain;
  • barley breeding programs in developed countries - traditionally focused on two end uses, feed and malting;
  • microsporogenesis and pollen characteristics;
  • syncytial endosperm;
  • endosperm and embryo development - fundamental steps after fertilization;
  • embryo surrounding region (ESR);
  • maturation of starchy endosperm - massive accumulation of reserve substances;
  • cell death during grain development - cells and tissues, depleted or degraded as integral part of caryopsis development;
  • distribution of storage components in mature barley grain

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Development and Structure

  • Composition of the Mature Grain

  • Conclusions

  • Acknowledgments

  • References