Oleosin genes in maize kernels having diverse oil contents are constitutively expressed independent of oil contents

@article{Ting1996OleosinGI,
  title={Oleosin genes in maize kernels having diverse oil contents are constitutively expressed independent of oil contents},
  author={Julie T. L. Ting and Keunmyoung D Lee and Chandra Ratnayake and Kathryn A. Platt and Ronald A. Balsamo and Anthony H C Huang},
  journal={Planta},
  year={1996},
  volume={199},
  pages={158-165}
}
In seeds, the subcellular storage oil bodies have a matrix of oils (triacylglycerols) surrounded by a layer of phospholipids embedded with abundant structural proteins called oleosins. We used two maize (Zea mays L.) strains having diverse kernel (seed) oil contents to study the effects of varying the oil and oleosin contents on the structure of the oil bodies. Illinois High Oils (IHO, 15% w/w oils) and Illinois Low Oils (ILO, 0.5%) maize kernels were the products of breeding for diverse oil… CONTINUE READING