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The role of Pho1 enzyme in starch synthesis in wheat

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Title: The role of Pho1 enzyme in starch synthesis in wheat
Author: Emes, M.; Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship
Abstract: An enzyme, starch phosphorylase (Pho), was tested to see if it could have a role in starch synthesis in developing wheat plants. During starch synthesis the activity levels of Pho1, the messenger RNA and the corresponding protein increased. This indicates that Pho has a role in starch synthesis. There are two mechanisms proposed to explain how Pho1 could be involved in starch synthesis. Both involve transferring a glucosyl unit that could be recycled back into starch synthesis.
Description: This summary is a project of the Institute for Community Engaged Scholarship (ICES) at the University of Guelph, with project partners: the Business Development Office (BDO), SPARK Program at the University of Guelph, and Knowledge Mobilization Unit at York University. This project is part of the Pan-Canadian Research Impact Network. http://csahs.uoguelph.ca/pps/Clear_Research
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3372
Date: 2012-03-02
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