Variation in asparagine content in diverse wheat cultivars

Posted on 19.01.2023 | Last Modified 19.01.2023
Lead Researcher (PI): Maneka Malalgoda
Institution: University of Manitoba
Total WGRF Funding: $125,925
Co-Funders: Saskatchewan Wheat Development Commission
Start Date: 2022
Project Length: 3 Years

Identify genotypes of wheat with low asparagine content and to determine parental relationships regarding asparagine synthetase enzymes among diverse wheat cultivars. Determine the association between asparagine content and wheat quality. Develop a rapid method for asparagine quantitation in wheat.