The zein proteins of maize endosperm

Brian A. Larkins, Karl Pedersen, M. David Marks, Deborah R. Wilson

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The storage protein in maize seed is composed of a group of alcohol-soluble polypeptides called zeins. These proteins are synthesized and deposited in the endosperm during seed development and are metabolized during seed germination.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)306-308
Number of pages3
JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1984

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Our research is supported by grants from the National Science Foundation.

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