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Performance Indices in Wheat Chlorophyll a Fluorescence and Protein Quality Influenced by FHB

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Department of Small Cereal Crops, Agricultural Institute Osijek, Juzno predgradje 17, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Agrochemical laboratory, Agricultural Institute Osijek, Osijek, Juzno predgradje 17, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Department of Maize, Agricultural Institute Osijek, Osijek, Juzno predgradje 17, 31000 Osijek, Croatia
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Pathogens 2017, 6(4), 59; https://doi.org/10.3390/pathogens6040059
Received: 10 October 2017 / Revised: 16 November 2017 / Accepted: 17 November 2017 / Published: 20 November 2017
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Wheat Diseases)
Very little is known about the physiological interactions between wheat quality and Fusarium head blight (FHB), which substantially reduces wheat grain yield and quality worldwide. In order to investigate stress-induced changes in flag leaves from plants artificially inoculated with Fusarium, we screened for chlorophyll a fluorescence transient at 1, 2, 4, 7 and 14 days after Fusarium inoculation. Our results indicate that the maximum quantum yield of photochemistry (Fv/Fm) and the performance index (PI) were not affected by FHB, but there were significant differences in those two traits between different varieties and measurement times. FHB caused a significant reduction in the percentage of glutenins (GLU), high-molecular-weight (HMW), and low-molecular-weight (LMW) subunits in ‘Kraljica’ and ‘Golubica’, unlike ‘Vulkan’, where the percentage of GLU increased. View Full-Text
Keywords: end-use quality; Fusarium; photosynthesis; test weight; Triticum aestivum L.; 1000 kernel weight end-use quality; Fusarium; photosynthesis; test weight; Triticum aestivum L.; 1000 kernel weight
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Spanic, V.; Viljevac Vuletic, M.; Drezner, G.; Zdunic, Z.; Horvat, D. Performance Indices in Wheat Chlorophyll a Fluorescence and Protein Quality Influenced by FHB. Pathogens 2017, 6, 59.

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