Quality traits

Quality trait variations in [60Co]-irradiated wheat and high-molecular-weight glutenin subunit mutant identification

D. - E. Lai, Wang, M., and Zhang, C. - Y., Quality trait variations in [60Co]-irradiated wheat and high-molecular-weight glutenin subunit mutant identification, vol. 13, pp. 9024-9031, 2014.

With 300 Gy of [60Co] γ-ray radiation of dry wheat seeds of Vortex 9722, the protein content, wet gluten content, sedimentation value, and hardness variation were analyzed in 341 lines in M4. Using over population mean ± 2X standard deviation as the screening standard, 8 lines with higher protein and wet gluten content and 4 lines with lower protein and wet gluten content were selected. In the M5 generation, the quality traits - silty parameters and high molecular weight glutenin subunits (HMW-GS) - were further analyzed in these 12 lines.

Use of elephant grass for energy production in Campos dos Goytacazes-RJ, Brazil

R. F. Daher, Souza, L. B., Gravina, G. A., Machado, J. C., Ramos, H. C. C., Silva, V. Q. R., Menezes, B. R. S., Schneider, L. S. A., Oliveira, M. L. F., and Gottardo, R. D., Use of elephant grass for energy production in Campos dos Goytacazes-RJ, Brazil, vol. 13, pp. 10898-10908, 2014.

Elephant grass is a tropical forage plant widely distributed throughout Brazil. It was first exclusively used in the livestock sector as cattle feed. The grass is characterized by its high productivity and photosynthetic capacity and is considered as an alternative source of renewable energy. Here, we estimated the general combining ability of the parents and specific combining ability of the hybrids based on morpho-agronomic biomass-quality traits. The experiment was conducted in a randomized block design with 3 replicates.

Improving yield and quality traits of durum wheat by introgressing chromosome segments from hexaploid wheat

J. Ma, Zhang, C. Y., Yan, G. J., and Liu, C. J., Improving yield and quality traits of durum wheat by introgressing chromosome segments from hexaploid wheat, vol. 12, pp. 6120-6129, 2013.

Durum wheat (Triticum turgidum durum; 2n = 4x = 28; genome AABB) has long been an important food resource for human diets. The projected increase of the world’s population to 9.1 billion by 2050 has highlighted the importance and urgency for improving the yield and quality performance of durum wheat.

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