Barley Information Portal for now; International Barley Hub for the future

This information portal is the first step in creating an International Barley Hub, an ambitious development to create a world-leading centre to translate excellence in barley research and innovation into economic, social and environmental benefits.

Barley researchers, growers, processors and producers are all supporting the creation of the International Barley Hub. They have recognised the need for collaboration to overcome some of the challenges faced across the barley sector, and the potential to develop the crop beyond current patterns of cultivation and use.

The International Barley Hub will:
• expand the scale and excellence of research and innovation;
• increase the translation and application of this research around the globe;
• invest in the skills and knowledge of the plant science research and innovation community and
• support a Barley Cluster.

When fully operational, the bespoke Invergowrie-based Hub will offer:
• a globally unrivalled research and industry support facility;
• an expanded research programme operating across a broad spectrum;
• enhanced industry-related and applied research;
• state of the art capital research equipment on site and at industry partners;
• a supporting skills and knowledge programme.

While this ambitious project takes shape physically, the barley research community at the James Hutton Institute have created this portal as a virtual home for the collaboration, information-sharing and cross-fertilisation of ideas and activities. Please explore it, share it and add to it!

Exome sequencing of geographically diverse barley landraces and wild relatives gives insights into environmental adaptation.

Nature Genetics

A spontaneous mutation in MutL-Homolog 3 (HvMLH3) affects synapsis and crossover resolution in the barley desynaptic mutant des10

The first barley desynaptic mutant has been mapped and characterized by the meiosis group at the James Hutton Institute. Des10, one of the mutant of our collection of 14 previously identified in the 70s, is an Mlh3 mutant which repairs only a third of the crossing over, much earlier in prophase than previously thought.

New Phytologist

Breeding

Breeders attempt to develop new cultivars that show an improvement over existing cultivars in one or more key characters that generally relate to yield, end-use

Meiosis

Understanding And Manipulating Recombination Meiotic recombination is one of the principal forces creating the genetic diversity that drives evolution and is the fundamental instrument underlying

Malting for Brewing and Distilling

Barley has been associated with beer production for a very long time as traces of beer products can be found in pottery that is at

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