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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Molecular Genetics of Wheat Grain Quality

Location: Wheat Genetics, Quality Physiology and Disease Research

Project Number: 2090-43440-006-08-S
Project Type: Non-Assistance Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: May 2, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2014

The objectives of this cooperative research are to resolve the underlying molecular and genetic basis(es) of wheat grain quality, specifically traits that confer consumer acceptance and greater marketability.

The molecular structure and regulation of important genetic traits, identification of heritable genetic variance, including quantitative trai loci, effects on processing and food product quality (flour color, grain texture, etc.), and the means of efficiently measuring quality will be sought in consultation with the ADODR and published literature. Traits of immediate interest include grain texture (hard or soft), product discoloration due to polyphenol oxidase and variation in product rheology, texture due to starch structure and composition, and fiber including arabinoxylans.

Last Modified: 10/19/2017
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