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Second Mutant Gene Affecting the Amino Acid Pattern of Maize Endosperm Proteins

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Science  10 Dec 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3702, pp. 1469-1470
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3702.1469

Abstract

The mutant floury-2 results in the production of maize endosperm proteins with an altered amino acid pattern. The lysine concentration is high, eapproximately equal to that in mutant opaque-2, and the methionine concentration is higher than in any other stock tested. Other mutants of similar phenotype!, opaque-1, floury-1, and soft-starch do not cause major changes in amino acid Pattern.