Light induces phosphorylation of glucan water dikinase, which precedes starch degradation in turions of the duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza.

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Degradation of storage starch in turions, survival organs of Spirodela polyrhiza, is induced by light. Starch granules isolated from irradiated (24 h red light) or dark-stored turions were used as an in vitro test system to study initial events of starch degradation. The starch-associated pool of glucan water dikinase (GWD) was investigated by two… (More)

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@article{Reimann2004LightIP, title={Light induces phosphorylation of glucan water dikinase, which precedes starch degradation in turions of the duckweed Spirodela polyrhiza.}, author={Rezarta Reimann and Michael Hippler and Bernd Machelett and Klaus J. Appenroth}, journal={Plant physiology}, year={2004}, volume={135 1}, pages={121-8} }