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- Li, L.; Blanco, M.; Jane, J.
- Carbohydrate polymers 2007 v.67 no.4 pp. 630
- corn; Zea mays; corn starch; endosperm; pericarp; developmental stages; starch granules; microstructure; thermal properties; temperature; gelatinization; chemical structure; amylopectin; amylose; seeds; pollination
- ... Endosperm starch and pericarp starch were isolated from maize (B73) kernels at different developmental stages. Starch granules, with small size (2-4 μm diameter), were first observed in the endosperm on 5 days after pollination (DAP). The size of endosperm-starch granules remained similar until 12DAP, but the number increased extensively. A substantial increase in granule size was observed from 14 ...