Mutation analysis of rice starch synthesis genes.

Chris Blanchard, Delphine Riviere, Arun Aryan

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Starch is the main storage carbohydrate in plants, and it consists of two glucose polymers, amylose and amylopectin. There are several key enzymes involved in starch synthesis and which determine starch structure. Different forms of each of these enzymes, and their encoding genes have been identified in different rice cultivars. The potential for manipulation of the enzymes involved in starch synthesis in order to modify or create desirable starch characteristics and content is a major area of interest. Therefore it may be useful to identify DNA sequence variations in the genes involved in starch synthesis. This project investigated the existence of variation in rice starch synthesis genes in order to identify different gene forms that result in altered starch structure and content.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication57th Australian Cereal Chemistry Conference
Subtitle of host publicationCereals 2007
EditorsJ.F. Panozzo, C.K. Black
Place of PublicationNorth Melbourne, Australia
PublisherRoyal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI)
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)1876892161
Publication statusPublished - 2007
EventAustralian Cereal Chemistry Conference - Melbourne, Australia., Australia
Duration: 05 Aug 200710 Aug 2007


ConferenceAustralian Cereal Chemistry Conference


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