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The role of Pho1 enzyme in starch synthesis in wheat

Show simple item record Emes, M. Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship 2012-03-02T20:00:51Z 2012-03-02T20:00:51Z 2012-03-02
dc.description This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. en_US
dc.description.abstract An enzyme, starch phosphorylase (Pho), was tested to see if it could have a role in starch synthesis in developing wheat plants. During starch synthesis the activity levels of Pho1, the messenger RNA and the corresponding protein increased. This indicates that Pho has a role in starch synthesis. There are two mechanisms proposed to explain how Pho1 could be involved in starch synthesis. Both involve transferring a glucosyl unit that could be recycled back into starch synthesis. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Project support by Agri-Food and Rural Link, Mobilizing Agri-food and Rural Research Knowledge. A program of the OMAFRA-U of G Partnership. en_US
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dc.subject Endosperm development, starch phosphorylase (Pho), starch synthesis, Triticum aestivum, wheat en_US
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dc.title The role of Pho1 enzyme in starch synthesis in wheat en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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