Molecular marker development

Once specific mutation that give rise to defined phenotypes have been identified, molecular markers for e.g. high protein and high betaglucan traits will be developed. Such markers would greatly facilitate further breeding of high protein- and high betaglucan traits into Swedish elite commercial varieties. In addition, our access to the entire Belinda genome sequence makes it possible to design constructs to precisely introduce mutations into other elite varieties by CRSPR/Cas gene editing. The first applications of this technology will be to increase betaglucan and protein levels.

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