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The relation between nicotinic acid and carbohydrates in a series of maize endosperm genotypes

Cameron, James W. and Teas, H. J. (1948) The relation between nicotinic acid and carbohydrates in a series of maize endosperm genotypes. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 34 (8). pp. 390-398. ISSN 0027-8424. doi:10.1073/pnas.34.8.390.

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It has been shown by Burkholder, McVeigh and Moyer,(1) by Barton-Wright,(2) and by Mather and Barton-Wright(3) that kernels of surgary maize are about twice as high in nicotinic acid as those of starchy maize. In the first-mentioned paper, kernels of a group of sugary strains were reported to average 34.6 micrograms of nicotinic acid per gram of tissue, as contrasted with 20.8 for starchy strains; in the last two papers the averages were 26.2 for sugary strains and 15.8 for starchy.

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Additional Information:© 1948 by the National Academy of Sciences. Communicated by G. W. Beadle, June 15, 1948. The authors are grateful to Dr. G. W. Beadle for making facilities available to carry out the assays, and to Dr. E. G. Anderson for suggesting the project in its present form. The desirability of measuring nicotinic acid in this genotypic series had been pointed out earlier by Dr. P. C. Mangelsdorf. This work was supported by a grant from the Nutrition Foundation, Inc., made available to the junior author, whose present address is Biology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, Tennessee.
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