ASSOCIATION GENETICS OF BETA-GLUCAN METABOLISM TO ENHANCE OAT AND BARLEY GERMPLASM FOR FOOD AND NUTRITIONAL FUNCTION
Project Number: 1907-21000-031-02
Start Date: Dec 15, 2007
End Date: Dec 14, 2012
1. Association mapping of beta-glucan content and in elite oat germplasm and replicated comparison of phenotypic with marker-assisted selection.
2. Association mapping of beta-glucan content from the National Plant Germplasm System: complementation of elite oat.
3. Educational initiatives to pipeline students into plant breeding and to educate professionals.
Apply association analysis to a population of elite oat lines tested. 200 lines from each tail of the distribution to genotypewith the marker system will be picked. Data for association alaysis of barley beta-glucan content will be obtained from the barley CAP and analyzed, providing a first source of candidate sequences. An Interactive distance short course will be developed.