QTL mapping of high digestibility trait in sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench

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dc.contributor.advisor Hays , Dirk en_US
dc.contributor.committeeMember King , Stephen en_US
dc.creator Winn , Jennifer Ann en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010 -01 -15T00 :10 :14Z
dc.date.accessioned 2014 -02 -19T19 :31 :58Z
dc.date.available 2010 -01 -15T00 :10 :14Z
dc.date.available 2014 -02 -19T19 :31 :58Z
dc.date.created 2007 -12 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 -05 -15 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2582
dc.description.abstract As compared with other cereal grains , Sorghum bicolor shows very low levels ofprotein digestibility when exposed to proteolytic enzymes . Protein digestibility furtherdecreases when sorghum is cooked . It is speculated that low digestibility is the result ofextensive disulfide crosslinking in the - and -kafirins (storage proteins ) surroundingthe endosperm protein bodies . The degree of crosslinking increases as sorghum iscooked , causing the highly digestible -kafirins found at the interior of protein bodies tobe locked within a tightly bound capsule , inaccessible to digestive enzymes . In thisresearch project , two major QTLs were found to be associated with proteindigestibility ?one QTL unfavorably affecting digestibility and one QTL favorablyaffecting digestibility . By identifying the QTLs and the linked markers corresponding tothe highly digestible trait , breeders will be able to use marker -assisted selection toquickly and accurately identify highly digestible lines to advance in a breeding program . en_US
dc.format.medium electronic en_US
dc.format.mimetype application /pdf en_US
dc.language.iso en _US en_US
dc.subject sorghum en_US
dc.title QTL mapping of high digestibility trait in sorghum bicolor (L . ) Moench en_US
dc.type Book en
dc.type.genre Electronic Thesis en_US
dc.type.material text en_US
dc.format.digitalOrigin born digital en_US


QTL mapping of high digestibility trait in sorghum bicolor (L.) Moench. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /1969 .1 /ETD -TAMU -2582 .

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