Theoretical and Applied Genetics

, Volume 77, Issue 1, pp 57–64

The cumulative effect of allelic variation in LMW and HMW glutenin subunits on dough properties in the progeny of two bread wheats

  • R. B. Gupta
  • N. K. Singh
  • K. W. Shepherd
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Summary

The effects of allelic variation at Gli-A1, GluA3 and Glu-A1 loci coding for gliadins, LMW glutenin subunits and HMW glutenin subunits on dough resistance and extensibility was analysed in 56 F2-derived F6 families from a cross between bread wheats MKR(111/8) and ‘Kite’. Extensograph data from two sites giving widely different flour protein levels (approximately 7% and 14%) revealed that the Glu-A3m and Glu-A1b alleles were associated with larger effects on dough resistance and extensibility than the null alleles Glu-A3k and GluA1c, respectively, and moreover, their effects were additive at both protein levels. The effect of the LMW glutenin allele Glu-A3m on both dough resistance and dough extensibility was relatively larger than that of the HMW glutenin allele Glu-A1b at both sites. Variation at the Gli-A1 locus did not appear to contribute towards dough strength. The results also showed the large effect of flour protein content on dough properties.

Key words

Wheat flour protein content Gliadins Glutenins Extensograph tests Bread-making quality 

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. B. Gupta
    • 1
  • N. K. Singh
    • 1
  • K. W. Shepherd
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of AgronomyWaite Agricultural Research InstituteGlen OsmondAustralia

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