Barley lines with higher grain beta glucan content identified

Published Date
January 13, 2016
Type
Journal Article
Barley lines with higher grain beta glucan content identified
Authors:
Dinesh Kumar
Ramesh Pal Singh Verma, Sneh Narwal, Ajit Singh Kharub, Rekha Malik, Rajan Selvakumar, Jogendra Singh, Kumar Vishnu, Indu Sharma

In recent years, there has been renewed interest in food barley due to it's health benefitting properties. Barley grain contains a polysaccharide, beta glucan, which has been shown to reduce blood cholesterol and glucose level. The varieties and some of the germplasm lines were screened for beta glucan content and promising lines were identified. Two lines namely BCU 554 and BK 306 had higher beta glucan and reasonably good protein content also.

Citation:
Dinesh Kumar, Ramesh Verma, Sneh Narwal, Ajit Singh Kharub, Rekha Malik, Rajan Selvakumar, Jogendra Singh, Kumar Vishnu, Indu Sharma. (13/1/2016). Barley lines with higher grain beta glucan content identified. indian journal of plant genetic resources, 28(3), pp. 345-346.