Durum-Type Wheat with High Bread-Making Quality

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Science  12 Jan 1968:
Vol. 159, Issue 3811, pp. 211-213
DOI: 10.1126/science.159.3811.211


A durum-type wheat (2n = 4x = 28) with high bread-making quality was produced by crossing a durum-wheat variety with a common bread-wheat variety (2n = 6x = 42), backcrossing to the bread-wheat variety for three generations, and then selecting for 28-chromosome plants. The high quality is tentatively attributed to a translocation involving one of the D-genome chromosomes.