Hordeum Species

J. Snape, W. Powell, R. Waugh

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The genus Hordeum, the barleys, with a basic chromosome number of 2n = 14, comprises about 30 grass species, with cultivated barley, Hordeum vulgare, being the world’s fourth most important cereal. The grain of cultivated barley has two major uses: first, for malting to produce beer and spirits and, second, for animal feed and, occasionally, human feed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBrenner's Encyclopedia of Genetics
EditorsS. Maloy, K. Hughes
ISBN (Print)978-0123749840
Publication statusPublished - 27 Feb 2013


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