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Suppression of glucan, water dikinase in the endosperm alters wheat grain properties, germination and coleoptile growth

Bowerman, Andrew; Newberry , Marcus; Dielen, Anne-Sophie; Whan, Alex; Larroque, Oscar; Pritchard, Jenifer R; Gubler, Frank; Howitt, Crispin A; Pogson, Barry; Morell, Matthew K; Ral, Jean-Philippe

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Summary: Starch phosphate ester content is known to alter the physicochemical properties of starch, including its susceptibility to degradation. Previous work producing wheat (Triticum aestivum) with down-regulated glucan, water dikinase, the primary gene responsible for addition of phosphate groups to starch, in a grain-specific manner found unexpected phenotypic alteration in grain and growth. Here, we report on further characterization of these lines focussing on mature grain and early...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69999
Source: Plant Biotechnology Journal
DOI: 10.1111/pbi.12394

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