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- Eskridge, Kent M., et al. Show all 5 Authors
- Phytopathology 2015 v.105 no.6 pp. 786-796
- Alternaria; Curvularia; Fusarium thapsinum; Sorghum (Poaceae); alleles; amylopectin; amylose; ethanol; fungi; germination; grain sorghum; greenhouse experimentation; hybrids; introduced plants; mutation; pathogens; seedlings; starch granules; starch synthase
- ... Loss of function mutations in waxy, encoding granule bound starch synthase (GBSS) that synthesizes amylose, results in starch granules containing mostly amylopectin. Low amylose grain with altered starch properties has increased usability for feed, food, and grain-based ethanol. In sorghum, two classes of waxy (wx) alleles had been characterized for absence or presence of GBSS: wxᵃ (GBSS⁻) and wxᵇ ...