Oat (Avena sativa L.) quality improvement for increased beta-glucan concentration

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2011-01-01
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Newell, Mark
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Agronomy
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Oat (Avena sativa L.) is a grass crop highly recognized for its positive human health benefits when consumed as a whole grain. These health benefits are due in part to mixed-linkage-(1,3;1,4)-beta-D-glucan (referred to as beta-glucan), a soluble fiber found mainly in the endosperm cell walls. Because of the implications associated with consumption of oat beta-glucan, this research explores the genetic basis of beta-glucan synthesis in oats.

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Beta-glucan, Cluster Analysis, Genome-Wide Association Study, Oat, Outreach Education, Plant Breeding
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