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Archive for April, 2012

Breeding maize with high amylose content

Genotypic material High-amylopectin corn Waxy corn contains only amylopectin and no amylase starch molecule in opposition to normal dent maize varieties that contain both. Amylopectin or waxy starch is mainly used in food products, but also in the textile, adhesive, corrugating and paper industry. Amylopectin or waxy cornstarch is relatively easy to gelatinise, produces a [...]

April 29th, 2012
Topic: Crop Science, Plant breeding Tags: None