Title: Attributes of wheat cultivars for late autumn sowing in genes expression and field estimates

Anna Wenda Piesik

UTP University of Science and Technology, Poland


Anna Wenda-Piesik has completed her DSc at the age of 41 years from UTP University of Science and Technology. In 2002-2003 she was an internship researcher at the Montana State University (MSU) in Bozeman, USA. Currently, her position is Associate Professor, at The Department of Agronomy, UTP in Bydgoszcz, Poland. Scientific interests: integrated cropping with biological and management practices, mostly on wheat, soybean and oilseed rape production. She published 80 original articles, the total IF is at 32,751, the total number of citations is at 229, h- index 9 and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute


Due to the growing interest in Central and Eastern Europe on the cropping of wheat in optional late autumn terms, called facultative, genetic research and field evaluation were taken on four spring cultivars: Tybalt(NL), Monsun (DE), Ostka Smolicka (PL) and Bombona (PL), currently being recommended by breeders. The PPD gene analyzes, an expression level of dehydrine genes (WCS120 and WDHN13) in the cooling test, and qPCR for RNA isolation and analyses of WCS120 and WDHN13 gene expression at the BBCH12 stage of wheat were estimated. Molecular analysis of PPD-D1 gene confirmed the presence of photoperiod sensitive allele ppd-D1b in all tested genotypes. The highest level of NRE WCS120 gene was detected in cultivars Tybalt and Bombona. Two-year field experimental study assessed the growth, development and productivity of facultative and spring crops of studied cultivars. Based on our results from field experiments and result of molecular analysis of alleles of PPD-D1 gene, the tested genotypes can be considered as potentially facultative genotypes.