Concerted suppression of all starch branching enzyme genes in barley produces amylose-only starch granules

@inproceedings{Carciofi2012ConcertedSO,
  title={Concerted suppression of all starch branching enzyme genes in barley produces amylose-only starch granules},
  author={Massimiliano Carciofi and Andreas Blennow and Susanne L. Jensen and Shahnoor Sultana Shaik and Anette Henriksen and Alain Bul{\'e}on and Preben Bach Holm and Kim Henrik Hebelstrup},
  booktitle={BMC Plant Biology},
  year={2012}
}
Starch is stored in higher plants as granules composed of semi-crystalline amylopectin and amorphous amylose. Starch granules provide energy for the plant during dark periods and for germination of seeds and tubers. Dietary starch is also a highly glycemic carbohydrate being degraded to glucose and rapidly absorbed in the small intestine. But a portion of dietary starch, termed “resistant starch” (RS) escapes digestion and reaches the large intestine, where it is fermented by colonic bacteria… CONTINUE READING
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