Mapping components of flour and noodle colour in Australian wheat

Mares, D. J. and Campbell, A. W. (2001) Mapping components of flour and noodle colour in Australian wheat. Australian Journal of Agricultural Research, 52 (11/12). pp. 1297-1309. ISSN 0004-9409

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Flour and noodle colour influence the value of wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) and are obvious targets for breeders seeking to improve quality, end-product range, and marketability of wheat. The objective of this investigation was to identify quantitative trait loci (QTLs) associated with flour and noodle colour traits and with individual components of colour. One hundred and sixty-three doubled haploid lines derived from Sunco x Tasman, white-grained, prime hard, and hard wheats adapted to the north-eastern region of Australia were used for the bulk of this study and were supplemented by doubled haploid populations derived from CD87 x Katepwa and Cranbrook x Halberd for comparisons of flour colour. Samples of Sunco x Tasman, together with parental lines, were grown at Narrabri, NSW, in 1998 and 1999 and at Roma, Qld, in 1998 and used for visible light reflectance measurements of flour brightness (CIE L*) and yellowness (CIE b*), and white salted noodle (WSN) and yellow alkaline noodle (YAN) brightness, yellowness, and colour stability. Xanthophyll content and polyphenol oxidase (PPO) activity were measured spectrophotometrically. No consistent QTLs were identified for flour L* or initial L* of WSN and YAN. Xanthophyll content was very strongly associated with QTLs located on chromosomes 3B and 7A and these QTLs also had a major influence on flour b*, WSN b*, and YAN b*. Noodle brightness at 2, 24, and 48 h and the magnitude of change in noodle L* and b* with time were affected by QTLs on 2D, contributed by Tasman, and, to a lesser degree, 2A. The QTL on 2D was clearly associated with control of grain PPO, an enzyme implicated in darkening of Asian style noodles. QTLs located on 2B, 4B, and 5B and associated with control of grain size or flour protein content also appeared to influence a number of colour traits.

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Refereed: Yes
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Additional Information: © CSIRO 2001. This publication is copyright. It may be reproduced in whole or in part for the purposes of study, research, or review, but is subject to the inclusion of an acknowledgment of the source.
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Biological and Physical Sciences (Up to 30 Jun 2013)
Date Deposited: 30 Nov 2007 11:47
Last Modified: 26 Oct 2014 23:03
Uncontrolled Keywords: colour stability; polyphenol oxidase; xanthophyll
Fields of Research (2008): 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1505 Marketing > 150501 Consumer-Oriented Productor Service Development
06 Biological Sciences > 0604 Genetics > 060412 Quantitative Genetics (incl. Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
07 Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences > 0703 Crop and Pasture Production > 070305 Crop and Pasture Improvement (Selection and Breeding)
Fields of Research (2020): 35 COMMERCE, MANAGEMENT, TOURISM AND SERVICES > 3506 Marketing > 350602 Consumer-oriented product or service development
31 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 3105 Genetics > 310506 Gene mapping
30 AGRICULTURAL, VETERINARY AND FOOD SCIENCES > 3004 Crop and pasture production > 300406 Crop and pasture improvement (incl. selection and breeding)
Socio-Economic Objectives (2008): E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970106 Expanding Knowledge in the Biological Sciences
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