William José da Silva

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Global interest in sugarcane has increased significantly in recent years due to its economic impact on sustainable energy production. Sugarcane breeding and better agronomic practices have contributed to a huge increase in sugarcane yield in the last 30 years. Additional increases in sugarcane yield are expected to result from the use of biotechnology tools(More)
Lysine-ketoglutarate reductase activity was detected and characterized in the developing endosperm of maize (Zea mays L.). The enzyme showed specificity for its substrates: lysine, alpha-ketoglutarate, and NADPH. Formation of the reaction product saccharopine was demonstrated. The pH optimum of the enzyme was close to 7, and the K(m) for lysine and(More)
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