The biosynthesis, structure and gelatinization properties of starches from wild and cultivated African rice species (Oryza barthii and Oryza glaberrima).

@article{Wang2015TheBS,
  title={The biosynthesis, structure and gelatinization properties of starches from wild and cultivated African rice species (Oryza barthii and Oryza glaberrima).},
  author={Kai Wang and Peterson W. Wambugu and Bin Zhang and Alex Chi Wu and Robert J Henry and Robert G Gilbert},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2015},
  volume={129},
  pages={92-100}
}
The molecular structure and gelatinization properties of starches from domesticated African rice (Oryza glaberrima) and its wild progenitor (Oryza barthii) are determined and comparison made with Asian domesticated rice (Oryza sativa), the commonest commercial rice. This suggests possible enzymatic processes contributing to the unique traits of the African varieties. These have similar starch structures, including smaller amylose molecules, but larger amounts of amylose chains across the whole… CONTINUE READING