Currently, due to the abandonment of traditional agricultural practices and the decline of rye production in Portugal, there is a need to assess the genetic diversity of rye in order to preserve its biodiversity. Furthermore, a greater knowledge of rye secalins is important for rye bread‐making quality and other crop breeding purposes. The genetic variation and diversity of storage proteins were estimated for fourteen populations of rye (Secale cereale L.) sampled in northern Portugal.
in Hereditas, 149: 72–84.
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