Contents: Cereal genomics / K.J. Edwards and D. Stevenson -- Exploiting cereal genetic resources / R.J. Henry -- Transformation and gene expression / P. Barcelo ... [et al.] -- Opportunities for the manipulation of development of temperate cereals / J.R. Lenton -- Manipulating cereal endosperm structure, development and composition to improve end-use properties / P.R. Shewry and M. Morell -- Resistance to abiotic freezing stress in cereals / M.A. Dunn ... [et al.] -- Genetics and genomics of the rice blast fungus Magaporthe grisea: developing an experimental model for understanding fungal diseases of cereals / N.J. Talbot and A.J. Foster -- Impact of biotechnology on the production of improved cereal varieties / R.G. Solomon and R. Appels -- Overview and prospects for cereal biotechnology / P.R. Shewry, P.A. Lazzeri and K.J. Edwards.Includes bibliographies and index.