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Endosperm Proteins

  • Peter I. Payne
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)

Abstract

Nearly all the major crop plants of the world are cereals, comprising in decreasing order of production, wheat, maize, rice, barley, sorghum, oats, millet and rye (Harlan and Starks, 1980). The major organ by volume of the cereal grain is the endosperm which serves virtually exclusively as a store of food reserves for the germinating seedling.

Keywords

Storage Protein Glutenin Subunit Quality Protein Maize Wheat Endosperm Endosperm Protein 
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  • Peter I. Payne
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  1. 1.Plant Breeding InstituteTrumpington, CambridgeUK

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