Stepanenko O.V.

Detection of Allelic Variants of Wax Gene among National and Foreign Barley Varieties

The objective of the present study was to apply of the molecular marker system for detection of the allelic variants of the Wаx gene. Starch pasting properties are very important factors in malting, food processing and feed quality of barley cultivars. Therefore, it is important to control of the amylose/amylopectin ratio in the barley starch. The Wаx locus of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) is responsible for the amylose endosperm biosynthesis.