Increasing sucrose uptake capacity of wheat grains stimulates storage protein synthesis.

  title={Increasing sucrose uptake capacity of wheat grains stimulates storage protein synthesis.},
  author={Nicola Weichert and Isolde Saalbach and Heiko Weichert and Stefan Kohl and Alexander Erban and Joachim Kopka and Bettina Hause and Alok Varshney and Nese Sreenivasulu and Marc Strickert and Jochen Kumlehn and Winfriede Weschke and Hans Weber},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  volume={152 2},
Increasing grain sink strength by improving assimilate uptake capacity could be a promising approach toward getting higher yield. The barley (Hordeum vulgare) sucrose transporter HvSUT1 (SUT) was expressed under control of the endosperm-specific Hordein B1 promoter (HO). Compared with the wild type, transgenic HOSUT grains take up more sucrose (Suc) in vitro, showing that the transgene is functional. Grain Suc levels are not altered, indicating that Suc fluxes are influenced rather than steady… CONTINUE READING
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