Authors:Lj. Unbehend, G. Unbehend, and H.J. Kersting
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Comparison of the quality of some Croatian and Germanwheat
Authors:C. Knopf, H. Becker, E. Ebmeyer, and V. Korzun
Ninety percent of wheat varieties grown worldwide have a semi-dwarf phenotype controlled by three major genes
. The objective of this study was to determine their frequency in modern wheat varieties grown in Germany. Ninety-five winter wheat varieties that were registered in Germany in 2004 were screened with PCR-based markers for
and with the microsatellite WMS261 for
allele for plant height reduction was not found in any of the varieties, which confirms previous studies.
alleles were present in 44% of the screened varieties, but only 6% contained
, which predominates in northern Europe.
was found in 38% of the varieties, which were planted on 34% of the total area of wheat in Germany. Wheat varieties with
were shorter and higher yielding than wheat varieties without this allele, but more susceptible to
head blight, which could limit their productivity.