Using Polymorphism of Grain Storage Proteins for Identification of Feed Barley Varieties

D. DIMOVA1, G. MIHOVA2, D. VULCHEVA1, D. VULCHEV1 and I. IVANOVA2

1 Institute of Agriculture, BG - 8400 Karnobat, Bulgaria
2 Dobrudja Agricultural Institute, BG - 9520 General Toshevo, Bulgaria

Abstract

DIMOVA, D., G. MIHOVA, D. VULCHEVA, D. VULCHEV and I. IVANOVA, 2010. Using polymorphism of grain storage proteins for identification of feed barley varieties. Bulg. J. Agric. Sci., 16: 436-442

The objective of the present study was to identify feed barley varieties for specific habitats, using polymorphism of grain storage proteins, as well as to construct their hordein formulas. Current biotypes were established in the studied cultivars Veslets, Aheloi 2 and Panagon as well as manifestation frequency. The electrophoretic mobility and molecular weights of the hordein components were found. The results obtained can serve as a basis for future studies on the use of biochemical markers in feed barley breeding and seed production.

Key words: feed barley, hordeins, identification, electrophoresis

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