Improvement of nutritional value in cereals

Munck, L. (1972) Improvement of nutritional value in cereals. Hereditas, 72. pp. 1-128.

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This investigation is principally aimed at exemplifying the developmental sources (italicized below) that are the requisites to obtain an adequate nutritional role for cereals in feeds and foods. Barley for feed purposes is given central attention and is compared with wheat, rye, ryewheat and oats. The importance of basic research in plant and animal sciences is briefly reviewed, and also complemented with experimental results. Development of reliable, rapid and inexpensive screening methods is stressed and exemplified by a feeding test with mice and a dye-binding (DBC) method for estimating lysine. Screening analyses for quality characters in cereals are used in inventories studying cereals, feed supplements, and complete commercial feeds. The information obtained is tentatively evaluated and is used for promulgating a provisional development programme for Swedish conditions. The research that has been carried out for the realization of the programme is discussed with attention focused particularly on the development of high-lysine barleys and a high-temperature drying process for cereals for livestock feeds...

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Swedish Seed Association, Svalof Institute of Genetics, University of Lund, Sweden
Subjects: Plant Production
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 09 Aug 2012 10:57
Last Modified: 09 Aug 2012 10:58

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