Amyloplast-localized SUBSTANDARD STARCH GRAIN4 protein influences the size of starch grains in rice endosperm.

@article{Matsushima2014AmyloplastlocalizedSS,
  title={Amyloplast-localized SUBSTANDARD STARCH GRAIN4 protein influences the size of starch grains in rice endosperm.},
  author={Ryo Matsushima and Masahiko Maekawa and Miyako Kusano and Hideki Kondō and Naoko Fujita and Yasushi Kawagoe and Wataru Sakamoto},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={164 2},
  pages={623-36}
}
Starch is a biologically and commercially important polymer of glucose and is synthesized to form starch grains (SGs) inside amyloplasts. Cereal endosperm accumulates starch to levels that are more than 90% of the total weight, and most of the intracellular space is occupied by SGs. The size of SGs differs depending on the plant species and is one of the most important factors for industrial applications of starch. However, the molecular machinery that regulates the size of SGs is unknown. In… CONTINUE READING

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