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A Morphological Basis for Higher Niacin in Sugary Maize

Teas, H. J. (1952) A Morphological Basis for Higher Niacin in Sugary Maize. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 38 (9). pp. 817-822. ISSN 0027-8424.

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Previous studies have shown that sugary (su1) maize endosperms or kernels contain about twice as much niacin as those of the normal starchy (Su1) allele (1-3). The data in this paper show that the higher niacin has a morphological basis in that sugary kernels have more niacin-rich aleurone tissue than starchy. This finding makes suggested biochemical explanations (4-5) of the carbohydrate-niacin differences unnecessary.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1952 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated by G. W. Beadle, July 7, 1952. This work was carried out with funds supplied by the Atomic Energy Commission administered through the Office of Naval Research, United States Navy, Contract N6 onr-244 Task Order V.
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