n.1.(Chem.) A carbohydrate isomeric with dextrin, obtained from quitch grass (Agropyrum repens, formerly Triticum repens) as a white amorphous substance.
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Proteins such as triticin precursor and sucrose synthase showed a considerably higher expression in Kauz water deficit variety compared to Janz water deficit plants.
The region also contains genes for grain quality proteins such as gliadin (Gli), glutenin (Glu), triticin (Tri), and hordein (Hor), resistance to preharvest sprouting (Qphs.cnl), restorer for cytoplasmic male sterility (Vi and Rf), and a tiller-inhibitor gene (Tin) (Sandhu et al., 2001).
He found that the drenched embryos responded by accelerating production of two normal proteins -- a storage protein known as triticin and a compound known as Em, which may play a role in drought resistance.