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Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 44, Issue 3, pp 472–480 | Cite as

Heritability and Expression of Selected Mixograph Parameters in Progeny of Parents Varying for Mixing Time

  • F. S. Pelser
  • M. T. LabuschagneEmail author
  • B. Wentzel
  • A. van Biljon
Quality and Utilization

Abstract

The mixograph performs certain rheological measurements during dough mixing and is a good predictor of wheat end-use quality. The aim of this study was to determine the expression and the heritability of mixing characteristics measured with Mixsmart® software and some quality characteristics in hard red spring wheat parents and their F1 progeny. Six parents varying in midline peak time and envelope peak time were crossed in a half diallel design. Parents and progeny were planted in three different environments. General combining ability (GCA) was a significant source of variation for the measured characteristics, and parents differed widely in terms of GCA effects. Midline-development time, -peak integral and -peak time showed high narrow sense heritability. Envelope peak-integral and -tail width displayed high narrow sense heritability for some, but not all locations. High GCA:SCA (specific combining ability) ratios indicated the prevalence of additive gene effects for midline-development time, -peak integral and -peak time, indicating that these characteristics are largely genetically determined, and that selection for them should lead to genetic gain.

Keywords

diallel inheritance Mixsmart wheat quality 

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Acknowledgement

This work was funded in part by the National Research Foundation of South Africa (UID72056).

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Heritability and Expression of Selected Mixograph Parameters in Progeny of Parents Varying for Mixing Time

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Authors and Affiliations

  • F. S. Pelser
    • 1
  • M. T. Labuschagne
    • 1
    Email author
  • B. Wentzel
    • 1
  • A. van Biljon
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the Free State Faculty of Health Sciences BloemfonteinSouth Africa

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