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Lafferty, J., T. Lelley, T..
(2001): Introduction of high molecular weight glutenin subunits 5+10 for the improvement of the breadmaking quality of hexaploid triticale.
Plant Breeding, 120, 33-38

In an earlier study, chromosome 1D of the hexaploid breadwheat cultivar 'Chinese Spring' was introduced into hexaploid triticale to improve its bread-making quality. That specific chromosome, 1D, carried the a allele at the Glu-D1 locus coding for high molecular weight (HMW) glutenin subunits 2 + 12, and since subunits 2 + 12 are associated with poor bread-making quality in wheat, in the present study hexaploid 1D substitution triticale was crossed with octoploid triticale with the d allele at the Glu-D1 locus encoding HMW glutenin subunits 5 + 10. Following backcrosses to different triticale varieties, 1D substitution lines were established that had Glu-D1 allele a or d in an otherwise genetically similar background, and the influence of these two different alleles on bread-making quality of hexaploid triticale was compared. The agronomic performance of 76 selected lines was evaluated in a field trial. The Zeleny sedimentation value was determined as a parameter for bread-making quality, and related to the presence of chromosome 1D, the different glutenin alleles and the nature of the substitution. The presence of chromosome 1D had a significant and positive effect on the Zeleny sedimentation value, but the difference between the two glutenin alleles 2 + 12 and 5 + 10 was not as obvious as in wheat. Owing to its high cytological stability and minimal effect on agronomic performance, substitution ID(1A) appears to be the most desirable one to use in triticale breeding.
Authors BOKU Wien:
Lelley Tamas

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