Grain size and other agronomical traits variation in a winter wheat population of doubled haploid lines


  • Sorin CIULCA Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” Timisoara, 119 Calea Aradului, 300365, Timisoara (RO)
  • Aurel GIURA National Agricultural Research and Development Institute Fundulea, 915200 Fundulea, Calarasi (RO)
  • Adriana CIULCA Banat’s University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine “King Michael I of Romania” Timisoara, 119 Calea Aradului, 300365, Timisoara (RO)



DH lines; flowering date; plant height; stability; TGW; wheat


In wheat, the size of the grain, respectively its dimensions as well as degree of filled, are important characteristics on which depends both the weight of the grain and yield of flour, the quality of milling and baking as well as the production capacity of the respective genotype. This paper presents the results obtained by studying for three years, under field condition, 85 doubled haploid (DH) lines obtained from the F1’s of ‘G.603-86’ (large grains genotype) × ‘F.132’ (normal grains genotype) crosses using biotechnological Zea system. The environmental conditions of the three years had an important contribution on the genotype × year interaction, which showed also a higher influence on 1000 kernel weight (TKW). The variability of plant height and ear emergence data was also affected to a similar extent by this interaction. Based on the performed results and analyses, were highlighted lines which show high and stable values of TKW (54-64 g), associated with a plants height of approximately 85-100 cm and an ear emergence from May 11 to 17, under some climatic conditions similar to the period of study. These doubled haploids lines can be considered as promising genotypes for using in wheat breeding programs in order to improve yield performances under temperate continental climate conditions.


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CIULCA, S., GIURA, A., & CIULCA, A. (2020). Grain size and other agronomical traits variation in a winter wheat population of doubled haploid lines. Notulae Botanicae Horti Agrobotanici Cluj-Napoca, 48(3), 1369–1386.



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DOI: 10.15835/nbha48312019