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Adjunct Associate Pr Daryl Mares

Telephone +61 8 8313 7262
Position Senior Research Fellow
Building Waite Building
Floor/Room N1 10
Campus Waite
Org Unit School of Agriculture, Food and Wine

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PhD Plant Biochemistry University of Melbourne

Research Interests

Biochemical, genetic and molecular control of traits that cause deterioration of wheat grain quality or that the influence marketability and nutritional value of Australian wheat 

Grain defects in wheat - preharvest sprouting (grain dormancy), late maturity alpha-amylase and black point

Colour and colour stability in Asian noodles and pasta

Wheat with improved nutritional value

Research Funding

Grains Research and Development Corporation

South Australian Grains Industry Trust


Mares,D.J., Mrva,K., Cheong,J., Williams,K. , Watson,B., Storlie,E., Sutherland,M., Zou,Y. (2005) A QTL located on chromosome 4A associated with dormancy in white- and red-grained wheats of diverse origin. Theor Appl Gen 111(7): 1357-1364.


Mrva, K., Wallwork, M. and Mares, D.J. (2006) a-Amylase and programmed cell death in aleurone of ripening wheat grains. J. Expt. Botany 57: 877-885.


Asenstorfer,R.E., Wang,Y., Mares D.J. (2006) Chemical structure of flavonoid compounds in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) flour that contribute to the yellow colour of Asian alkaline noodles. J Cereal Sci 43:108-119.


Mares, D.J. and Mrva, K. (2008) Late-maturity a-amylase: low falling number in wheat in the absence of preharvest sprouting. J Cereal Science 47: 6-17


Mares, D.J. and Mrva, K. (2008) Genetic variation for quality traits in synthetic wheat germplasm. Aust J Agricultural Research 59: (5) 406-412.


Rathjen, J.R., Strounina, E.V. and Mares, D.J (2009). Pathway for Water Movement into Dormant and Non-Dormant Wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Grains. Journal of Experimental Botany 60: 1619-1631


Mares, D.J., Rathjen, J., Mrva, K., and Cheong, J. (2009) Genetic and environmental control of dormancy in white-grained wheat (Triticum aestivum L.) Euphytica 168:311-318


Asenstorfer, RE; Appelbee, MJ; Mares, DJ (2009) Physical-Chemical Analysis of Non-Polyphenol Oxidase (Non-PPO) Darkening in Yellow Alkaline Noodles. J Agric Food Chem 57 (12): 5556-5562


Emebri LC, Oliver JR, Mrva K, Mares DJ (2010) Association mapping of late maturity a-amylase (LMA) activity in a collection of synthetic hexaploid wheat. Molecular Breeding DOI 10.1007/s11032-009-9375-7


Asenstorfer RE, Applebee MJ and Mares DJ (2010) Impact of protein on darkening in yellow alkaline noodles (YAN). J Agric Food Chem 58: 4500-4507


Entry last updated: Thursday, 6 Apr 2017

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