Biodiv Sci ›› 1997, Vol. 05 ›› Issue (1): 26-30.  DOI: 10.17520/biods.1997004

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Eremopyrum—The wild relatives of wheat

Zhang Jiyi,Dong Yushen   

  1. Institute of Crop Germplasm Resources,Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences,Beijing 100081
  • Received:1995-11-16 Revised:1996-05-22 Online:1997-02-20 Published:1997-02-20


The genus of Eremopyrum was established in 1851s.After the morphylogical taxonomy studies in 1930s and cytological researches during 1950s~1960s,the status of the genus was admitted and the species under this genus were identified.However,there are still some taxonomy problems existing.Some species have been hybrized with 8 taxa belonging respectively to 6 genera,including common wheat.The results show that Eremopyrum has a distant evolution relationship with these all.