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Canadian Grain Commission, Grain Research Laboratory, 1404-303 Main Street, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 3G8, Canada; Department of Food and Human Nutritional Sciences, 209 - 35 Chancellor's Circle, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3T 2N2, Canada. Electronic address:
Wheat remains a critical global food source, pressured by climate change and the need to maximize yield, improve processing and nutritional quality and ensure safety. An enormous amount of research has been conducted to understand gluten protein composition and structure in relation to end-use quality, yet progress has become stagnant. This is mainly due to the need and inability to biochemically characterize the intact functional glutenin polymer in order to correlate to quality, necessitating reduction to monomeric subunits and a loss of contextual information. Read More