Cereal Research Communications

, Volume 41, Issue 3, pp 468–481 | Cite as

Application of a Rapid Electrophoresis Technique Analysing the Glutenin Subunit Composition of Wheat Genotypes

  • A. KovácsEmail author
  • M. Rakszegi
  • L. Láng
  • W. Ma
  • F. Békés
  • Z. Bedő
Quality and Utilization


The characterization of the old Hungarian varieties and landraces is an important part of Hungarian cereal research and breeding. Analysis of these germplasms with the most up-to-date methodologies results a broad scale of diversity of glutenin alleles, which proves their genetic heterogenicity. Exploitation of this attribute is an untapped possibility for developing modern varieties in our breeding programs. The previous research work revealed this diversity by SDS-PAGE analysis and MALDI-TOF technology. The powerful tool, the high throughput lab-on-a chip technique can facilitate the effectiveness of this function and decreases the cost of the analysis. This study demonstrates the application of this technique for analysing the old varieties. The allelic composition and their effects on bread making quality concluded by means of functional analysis.


wheat glutenin lab-on-a-chip MALDI-TOF-MS SE-HPLC 



high molecular weight glutenin subunits


low molecular weight glutenin subunits




matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry


sodium dodecyl sulphate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis


size-exclusion high performance liquid chromatography


unextractable polymeric protein


Brabender Extensograph Unit


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kovács
    • 1
    Email author
  • M. Rakszegi
    • 1
  • L. Láng
    • 1
  • W. Ma
    • 2
  • F. Békés
    • 3
  • Z. Bedő
    • 1
  1. 1.Centre for Agricultural Research of HASAgricultural InstituteMartonvásárHungary
  2. 2.State Agricultural Biotechnology CentreMurdoch UniversityPerthAustralia
  3. 3.FBFD PTY LTDBeecroftAustralia

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