Discovery and application DNA-marker systems for gene or allele identification
Genetic markers can be defined as specific DNA sequences with a known location on a chromosome and function. They are essential tools for linkage and association studies. The modern state of research is just not feasible without the possibility to apply some useful markers in order to easily identify certaingenes or their alleles. Besides, they are very perspective technological quality indicators that define the use of wheat, for the given example, for the production of a certain type of product. The laboratory proposes the development of biotechnological approaches based on molecular marker systems to detect Psy-1genes alleles, which are responsible for the biosynthesis of carotenoid pigments in cereals and screening a collection of domestic and foreign wheat accessions for proper genotype selection. This is just an example of one of the possible genes in wheat. We can do much more than that!