Project Number: 5348-43440-004-00
Start Date: Sep 21, 2004
End Date: Aug 12, 2009
Determine the molecular and genetic basis of wheat grain texture by assessing puroindoline gene structure. Determine the effect of two different hardness alleles on grain texture, milling performance and baking quality. Assess the molecular genetic basis of discoloration in Asian noodles by identifying and characterizing polyphenoloxidase from wheat. Develop or adapt methods to evaluate wheat end-use quality with an emphasis on early generation testing. Employ gene expression measurement technology to identify genes contributing to desirable Asian food characteristics. BL-1, 12/03. Replaces 5348-43440-003-00D (9/04).