Effect of the Brittle-1 Sugary-1 Double Mutant Combination on Carbohydrate and Postharvest Quality of Sweet Corn1
- C. Y. Tsai and
- D. V. Glover2
Whole kernels of the double mutant combinations of brittle-1 sugary-1 of maize (Zea mays L.) contain about 40 and 200% of the water-soluble polysaccharides and sucrose, respectively, of the sugary-1 mutant alone. More important, the double mutant preserves 90% of the sucrose even up to 4 days postharvest at room temperature. These features of the double mutant may offer a desirable new high quality sweet corn with the added potential for improving post-harvest quality.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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