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Quality determinants in peas From March 2011 newsletter

Quality determinants in peas

The sensory science team at Campden BRI will be providing its expertise in a BBSRC-funded project into quality determinants in peas.The project, which is led by the John Innes Centre and also involves several producers and retailers, will identify compounds that are positively or negatively associated with quality and will provide information on how these change in seeds as they mature and under different growing conditions. Our role will be to provide sensory descriptive analysis of different crops.

Linking quality characters to biochemical and genetic information will facilitate the rapid identification of superior lines.This will lead to greater efficiency in breeding programmes and will also provide the opportunity to develop more robust methods for assessing maturity rapidly in the field.

Peter Burgess
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