The Assessment of Hordein Variability in Czech Spring Barley Varieties


  • Jana Bradová Crop Research Institute, Drnovská 507/73, CZ – 161 06 Praha 6 - Ruzyně, Czech Republic
  • Vratislav Psota Research Institute of Brewing and Malting, Plc, Mostecká 7, CZ – 614 00 Brno, Czech Republic



spring barley, hordein, genetic variability, breeding


The allele variability of the hordein controlled by Hrd A, Hrd B, and Hrd F loci was investigated in Czech spring barley varieties using starch gel electrophoresis. The studied set included landraces, old varieties and modern varieties. A total of 34 hordein alleles were detected in the set of 70 barley varieties. Identifi ed hordein alleles created totally 43 electrophoretic patterns. Hordein allelic variability of the complete set expressed as an index of genetic variability (H) was 0.941. The genetic variability index (H) of modern barley varieties was 0.946 while in landraces and old varieties on average lower variability was recorded H=0.870. On the contrary, landraces and old varieties were characterized by much higher intra-varietal polymorphism than modern varieties.




How to Cite

Bradová, J., & Psota, V. (2017). The Assessment of Hordein Variability in Czech Spring Barley Varieties. KVASNY PRUMYSL, 63(2), 57–63.
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