Marta Rodríguez-Quijano

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Aegilops geniculata Roth is an annual grass relative to cultivated wheats and is widely distributed in North Africa. In order to understand the diversity of this species, 14 populations collected in different bioclimatic areas in northern Algeria were analyzed using morphological and biochemical characters. Principal component analyses (PCA) based on the(More)
Brachypodium distachyon (L.) P. Beauv. (2n = 2x = 10) is a small annual grass species where the existence of three different cytotypes (10, 20, and 30 chromosomes) has long been regarded as a case of autopolyploid series with x = 5. However, it has been demonstrated that the cytotypes assumed to be polyploids represent two separate Brachypodium species(More)
This paper reports the waxy proteins and apparent amylose contents of the tetraploid species Triticum dicoccum, Triticum polonicum and Triticum durum. Three waxy proteins were found in the three species; two showed the same electrophoretic mobility as the alleles Wx-A1a and Wx-B1a of the hexaploid variety ‘Chinese Spring’, while the third showed the same(More)
A collection of 136 accessions of Aegilops umbellulata (39), Ae. comosa (75) and Ae. markgrafii (22) was analysed for high-molecular-weight (HMW) glutenin subunits composition. The homogeneity of the accessions was studied and 55.1% of the collection was homogeneous for HMW glutenin subunits (29 Ae. umbellulata, 33 Ae. comosa and 14 Ae. markgrafii). The HMW(More)
BACKGROUND Gliadins are a major component of gluten proteins but their role in the mixing of dough is not well understood because their contribution to wheat flour functional properties are not as clear as for the glutenin fraction. METHODOLOGY/PRINCIPAL FINDINGS Transgenic lines of bread wheat with γ-gliadins suppressed by RNAi are reported. The effects(More)
Gluten proteins, namely gliadins, are the primary trigger of the abnormal immune response in celiac disease. It has been hypothesised that modern wheat breeding practices may have contributed to the increase in celiac disease prevalence during the latter half of the 20th century. Our results do not support this hypothesis as Triticum aestivum spp. vulgare(More)
Glutens, the storage proteins in wheat grains, are a major source of protein in human nutrition. The protein composition of wheat has therefore been an important focus of cereal research. Proteomic tools have been used to describe the genetic diversity of wheat germplasms from different origins at the level of polymorphisms in alleles encoding glutenin and(More)
Fifty nine Spanish landraces of common wheat belonging to differentagrotypes were evaluated with four morphological spike characters and 11 seedprotein loci in order to study the level of agreement between the agrotypeclassification and the morphological and biochemical variation of the wheats. Asa result of the work 22 new gliadin alleles were found and 12(More)
A collection of 50 Einkorn wheat accessions (26 of T. monococcum, 14 of T. baeoticum and 10 T. urartu) was analyzed for low-molecular-weight (LMW) glutenin subunit composition. At the B-LMW glutenin region, T. monococcum possessed 1 or 2 subunits, and T. baeoticum and T. urartu from 1 to 3 subunits. Seven different electrophoretical patterns were detected(More)