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  1. Vol. 50 No. 12, p. 733-734
    Received: Mar 8, 1958

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Biochemical and Physiological Studies of Wheat Seed Pigmentation1

  1. Takao Miyamoto and
  2. E. H. Everson2



A close positive correlation was found between the degree of kernel color in wheat and quantity of catechin and catechin tannin present in the immature kernel. This suggested that the main pigment in the wheat seed coat was phlobaphene, a reddish brown pigment whose precursors are catechin and catechin tannin.

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