A note about Triticum in Oman

A. Al-Maskri, M. Nagieb, K. Hammer, A. A. Filatenko, I. Khan, A. Buerkert*

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Little is known about the diversity of wheat (Triticum spp.) in Oman. Results of a survey conducted in two remote mountain oases of northern Oman indicate that there exists considerable morphological variation within and among the five traditional landraces of wheat cultivated. Within two of the landraces grown on irrigated terraces, sized between 2 and 100 m2, two new botanical wheat varieties (Triticum aestivum var. baladseetense and var. maqtaense) were identified of which the agronomic properties, in particular tolerance to drought and heat, and the nutritional value require further investigation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-87
Number of pages5
JournalGenetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2003


  • Landrace
  • New botanical varieties
  • Oman
  • Triticum

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science


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