|Title: Glutenin Genes and Their Uses|
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Glutenin Genes and Their Uses
The invention is directed to methods of improving flour by altering glutenin content in seeds of wheat and non-wheat plants. Wheat is one of the most important crops in the world due to its ability to be grown in a wide range of local conditions, and to the unique properties of wheat flours and doughs. Wheat flours and doughs allow processing into a wide range of food products including various types of breads, pasta and noodles, cakes and biscuits. The invention relates to methods of introducing a recombinant construct comprising a glutenin gene into a parental plant. In particular, it relates to nucleic acids and methods for altering glutenin content of plants. The invention should enable the baking industry to develop a variety of higher-value end products.
Please refer to Patent Number 5,985,351, "Glutenin Genes and Their Uses," which issued on November 16, 1999, and is a division of S.N. 08/897,659, which was filed on July 21, 1997, now U.S. Patent Number 5,914,450, which issued on June 22, 1999, and is a CIP of S.N. 08/785,716, which was filed on January 16, 1997.