Beside the use of barley for feed, the production of malt for products such as beer and whisky is of high economical importance. Due to the complexity of the traits, which are involved in the malting and brewing process, the selection of suitable cultivars and breeding strains in order to improve the quality is difficult, time consuming and expensive while most of these parameters show a high variation in their performance. Therefore, it is beneficial to have a
broad phenotypic data basis in order to evaluate quality levels by statistical methods.
The information provided here comprises a subset of data from older and modern European varieties from the past 20 years (1985-2005) grown at different locations in Germany. More information is provided at metabrew.ipk-gatersleben.de.
I.E. Matthies1*, S. Weise1, J. Förster2 and M.S. Röder1.
Association mapping and marker development of the candidate genes (1->3),(1->4)-β-D-Glucan-4-glucanohydrolase and (1->4)-β-Xylan-endohydrolase 1 for malting quality in barley.
Euphytica, DOI 10.1007/s10681-009-9915-6.
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1Leibniz Institute of Plant Genetics and Crop Plant Research (IPK), Corrensstraße 3, 06466 Gatersleben, Germany
2SAATEN-UNION Resistenzlabor GmbH (SURL), Hovedisser Straße 92, 33818, Leopoldshöhe, Germany