Enzymic Modification of Sorghum Endosperm During Seedling Growth and Malting

Aisien, A.O. (1982) Enzymic Modification of Sorghum Endosperm During Seedling Growth and Malting. Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture, 33 (8). pp. 754-759.

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Modification in the sorghum grain endosperm during seedling growth and malting was found to be associated mainly with increased activities of α-amylase, endo-β-glucanase, limit dextrinase and endoprotease. The major starch-degrading enzyme was α-amylase. The activities of endo-β-glucanase, limit dextrinase and endoprotease were comparatively higher in the endosperm than in the embryo during seedling growth. Endo-β-glucanase activity appeared to be relatively low during seedling growth. The low activity of this enzyme might be partially responsible for the limited degradation of the cell walls in the endosperm of the malted grain.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Department of Biochemistry, University of Benin, Benin City, Nigeria
Subjects: Crop Improvement
Divisions: Sorghum
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2012 03:27
Last Modified: 28 Mar 2012 03:27
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/jsfa.2740330811
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/4215

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