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Spatio-Temporal Dynamics of Fructan Metabolism in Developing Barley Grains
- Peukert, Manuela, Thiel, Johannes, Peshev, Darin, Weschke, Winfriede, Van den Ende, Wim, Mock, Hans-Peter, Matros, Andrea
- The plant cell 2014 v.26 no.9 pp. 3728-3744
- barley, endosperm, fructans, metabolism, seed development, tissues
- Fructan metabolism in barley grains is developmental stage and tissue specific. Levans/graminans accumulate in the cellularized endosperm at the prestorage phase, while inulins are enriched in the transfer tissues around the endosperm cavity at the storage phase. This tight partitioning suggests that different fructans have distinct functions in various tissues during barley grain development.