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A total of 10 field experiments were carried out during the 1998 and 1999 growing seasons both in the north (Lleida) and the south (Granada and Jerez) of Spain. In Lleida and Granada, the experiments were conducted under both irrigated and rainfed conditions, while the Jerez trials were carried out only under rainfed conditions. Ten durum wheat genotypes(More)
The components of grain yield are altered by adverse growing conditions as the effects of certain environmental factors on crop growth and yield differ depending upon the developmental stages when these conditions occur. Path-coefficient analysis was used to investigate the main processes influencing grain yield and its formation under Mediterranean(More)
Ten durum wheat genotypes were studied in a total of 10 field trials in three different regions of Spain, associated with two latitudes (north and south) under both irrigated and rainfed conditions during the 1998 and 1999 growing seasons. Different technological and commercial quality parameters were studied: thousand kernel weight (TKW), test weight,(More)
Stability of grain quality characteristics is an interesting feature of today's durum wheat breeding programmes, due to the high annual variation in both grain yield and quality, particularly in the Mediterranean area. Ten field trials were carried out during two seasons (1998 and 1999) in both the north (Lleida) and south (Granada and Jerez) of Spain. Ten(More)
Genetic resistance to broomrape (Orobanche cumana Wallr.) in sunflower is mainly monogenic and dominant. Massive use of vertical resistance has led to the progressive extension of increasingly virulent races of the parasite. Additional introduction of horizontal resistance genes is crucial to develop more durable resistance. The objective of this research(More)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seeds have a tocopherol profile dominated by alpha-tocopherol. The objective of this research was to study the dynamics of tocopherol accumulation in sunflower lines with altered total tocopherol content or tocopherol profile. Developing seeds were sampled at regular intervals in two lines with reduced and increased total(More)
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) seed oil with high palmitic acid content has enhanced thermo-oxidative stability, which makes it well suited to high-temperature uses. CAS-5 is a sunflower mutant line that accumulates over 25 % palmitic acid in its seed oil, compared to 5–8 % in conventional cultivars. The objective of this study was to investigate the(More)
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