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High Protein Wheat

  • M. Feldman
  • L. Avivi
  • A. A. Levy
  • M. Zaccai
  • Y. Avivi
  • E. Millet
Part of the Biotechnology in Agriculture and Forestry book series (AGRICULTURE, volume 13)


Among the major crops, cereals constitute about 50% of the annual world protein production used for animal and human consumption (Hanson et al. 1982). Among cereals, wheat production exceeds all other crops, accounting for about 40% of the total protein production. Wheat, therefore, has the major contribution of any single crop to the world protein production (Harlan and Starks 1980). Naturally, the least expensive and most effective means of increasing protein production and upgrading its quality is through the improvement of wheat protein. This chapter deals primarily with the quantitative aspects of high protein wheat.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Feldman
    • 1
  • L. Avivi
    • 2
  • A. A. Levy
    • 1
  • M. Zaccai
    • 1
  • Y. Avivi
    • 1
  • E. Millet
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant GeneticsThe Weizmann Institute of ScienceRehovotIsrael
  2. 2.Human GeneticsSackler School of Medicine, Tel-Aviv UniversityRamat-Aviv, Tel-AvivIsrael

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