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Indian Journal of Plant Genetic Resources
Year : 2015, Volume : 28, Issue : 3
First page : ( 345) Last page : ( 346)
Print ISSN : 0971-8184. Online ISSN : 0976-1926.
Article DOI : 10.5958/0976-1926.2015.00046.7

Barley Lines with Higher Grain Beta Glucan Content Identified

Kumar Dinesh*, Verma RPS, Narwal S, Kharub AS, Malik R, Selvakumar R, Singh J, Kumar V, Sharma Indu

ICAR-Indian Institute of Wheat and Barley Research (formerly DWR), Karnal-132001, Haryana, India

*Author for Correspondence: E-mail: dkbiochem69@gmail.com

Online published on 13 January, 2016.


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.



Barley, Beta glucan, Bold grains, Protein content.


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