What Controls the Amount and Structure of Starch in Storage Organs?

@article{Smith1995WhatCT,
  title={What Controls the Amount and Structure of Starch in Storage Organs?},
  author={Alison M Smith and Kay Denyer and Cathie Martin},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={1995},
  volume={107 3},
  pages={673-677}
}
The regulation of starch synthesis in the starch-storing organs of higher plants-organs such as tubers, the embryos of grain legumes, and the endosperms of cereals, in which starch constitutes 50 to 80% of the dry weight at maturity-is complex and poorly understood. Our ignorance of this process has been highlighted by the recent upsurge of interest in starch synthesis, fueled largely by the possibility of producing nove1 starches by genetic modification. Details of the metabolic pathway itself… CONTINUE READING