Barley Genome Research
Barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) ranks fourth among the cereal crops with approximately 54 million hectares of the cultivation fields and approximately 150 million tons of grain production in worldwide. Barley is widely cultivated in all temperate regions and it is utilized for animal feed, malting, as well as a human food source. Because barley is self-pollinated and has a diploid (2n=14) genome, it is recognized as a genetic model of the Triticeae tribe including wheat, barley and rye. Studies of the barley genome, transcriptome, and proteome are currently advancing our understanding of the molecular functions of agriculturally important genes in barley. Here you can find an overview of our activities, and the data we have generated from extensive transcriptome analysis, as well as the cloning and functional characterization of agronomically important genes in barley.