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Characterization of Mexican Creole wheat landraces in relation to morphological characteristics and HMW glutenin subunit composition

Author: Caballero, L.
Author: Peña-Bautista, R.J.
Author: Martin, L.M.
Author: Alvarez, J.B.
Year: 2010
ISSN: 0925-9864
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10883/1806
Abstract: One hundred lines derived from 14 wheat landraces collected in Mexico were characterized in relation to spike and grain morphology and HMW-glutenin subunit composition. Up to seven botanical varieties were identified among these materials based in four morphological traits. The remaining nine morphological traits showed wide variation. The allelic variation at the Glu-1 loci was wide, although showed a clear risk of genetic erosion due to the low frequency of some alleles. These genotypes could be used as genetic resources to improve important biotic and abiotic traits as well as to widen genetic diversity controlling the HMW glutenin subunit composition of common wheat
Language: English
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Type: Article
Country: Mexico
Region: North America
Pages: 657-665
Journal issue: 5
Journal: Genetic Resources and Crop Evolution
Journal volume: 57
DOI: 10.1007/s10722-009-9501-8
Keywords: Creole wheat
Keywords: Genetic diversity
Keywords: HMW-glutenin subunits
Keywords: Spike-grain morphological traits
Keywords: Triticum aestivum


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