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Gewählte Master / Diploma Thesis:

Christine Sailer (2004): Emmer wheat, from the Neolithic staple crop to a genetic ressource.
Master / Diploma Thesis, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur. UB BOKU obvsg

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Abstract:
Emmer wheat (T. dicoccum) was a staple crop of the Neolithic farming sites in the Near East and Europe. The cultivation of this tetraploid hulled wheat declined in the late Bronze Age and today it is only found in some remote areas where subsistence farming systems survived. A revival of emmer was observed in the last years due to consumers¿ increasing interest in unconventional and nutritional food. The evaluated emmer genebank accessions show a considerable variation in agronomic and quality traits. Yields are ranging from 119 to 653 g m-2, and thousand kernel weights vary between 20 and 58 g. Emmer wheats are characterized by high protein contents (12 ¿ 25 %). Though dough rheology traits indicate low bread making quality, baking tests result in breads with good volume and taste. Zinc contents are about 10 % higher in emmer than in naked wheats. Further beneficial properties are the high amounts of resistant starch and antioxidant potential (reducing power), as well as its high value of dietary fibre.

Beurteilende(r): Vollmann Johann

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