Assessment of genetic variability for grain nutrients from diverse regions: potential for wheat improvement


Pandey A., Khan M. K. , HAKKI E. E. , Thomas G., HAMURCU M., GEZGİN S., ...More

SPRINGERPLUS, vol.5, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s40064-016-3586-2
  • Title of Journal : SPRINGERPLUS
  • Keywords: Bread wheat, Geographical origin, Grain protein content, Macronutrient, Micronutrient, STAPLE FOOD CROPS, WILD EMMER WHEAT, MICRONUTRIENT MALNUTRITION, ELEMENT CONCENTRATIONS, IRON CONCENTRATIONS, ZINC-DEFICIENCY, HUMAN-NUTRITION, DENSITY, PROTEIN, PLANT

Abstract

Background: A total of 150 bread wheat genotypes representing 121 Indian and 29 Turkish origin were screened for nutrient concentrations and grain protein content. Elemental and grain protein composition were studied by Inductively Coupled Plasma-Atomic Emission Spectrophotometer and LECO analyser, respectively. The study was performed to determine the variability in nutrient concentrations present in the collected wheat genetic material from two countries.