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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Value-Added Einkorn for Organic Production in the Great Plains Region

Location: Soil Management Research

Project Number: 3645-11610-001-11
Project Type: Trust

Start Date: Jan 01, 2014
End Date: Dec 31, 2016

Objective:
Identify einkorn accessions with desirable agronomic, nutritional, and saline tolerance traits for performance within organic farming and marketing systems in the Northern Great Plains.

Approach:
Conduct screening and variety trials of einkorn in laboratory, greenhouse and growth chamber. Agronomic, nutritional and quality analyses will include: screening for salt tolerance at the seedling stage to provide phenotypic data for genotyping and identification of the presence and frequency of salt-tolerant genes, field testing in replicated experiment for adaptation, dry matter partitioning and yield potential; protein content and composition as to gliadine (Gli-A1 and Gli-A2) and glutenin (Glu-A1) alleles, their frequencies and association with protein content; starch composition (amylose and amylopectin) in relation to digestibility and protein content, and carotinoide content and its predictability by kernel color analyses.

Last Modified: 9/10/2014
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