Improvement of the Protein Quality of Seeds by Genetic Engineering

  • Mark A. Shotwell
  • Brian A. Larkins
Part of the Plant Gene Research book series (GENE)


Seeds provide a major source of protein in the diets of humans and livestock. Accordingly, there has long been interest in the structure, amino acid content, and genetic regulation of seed proteins. Unfortunately, the value of seeds as protein sources is lessened by their unbalanced amino acid compositions. Most seed proteins are deficient in one or more of the amino acids that are essential for humans and other monogastric animals.


Storage Protein Seed Protein Protein Body Seed Storage Protein Codon Usage Pattern 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark A. Shotwell
    • 1
  • Brian A. Larkins
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plant SciencesUniversity of ArizonaTucsonUSA

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