417-40 Factors Influencing Variation in Wheat Grain Fructan Content.
Poster Number 710
Genotypic variation for inulin, a specific type of fructan, in wheat is known to exist. To date, no published studies have examined other factors influencing variation of total wheat grain fructan content. Utilizing materials from a multi-year, multi-environment study, factors influencing variation of wheat grain fructan content will be examined.
Information regarding various factors influencing wheat grain fructan will be utilized for implementing recurrent genomic selection in winter wheat and guiding future decisions regarding breeding methodologies utilized for total fructan content in wheat. A greater understanding of the factors controlling variation in fructan content will have implications for breeders, producers, and the food industry.