aleurone layer


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aleurone layer

(əˈlʊərən; -rəʊn) or

aleuron

n
(Botany) the outer protein-rich layer of certain seeds, esp of cereal grains
[C19: from Greek aleuron flour]
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This was partly accounted for by its thicker pericarp and aleurone layer in pigmented rice, which was associated with the drop in total antioxidant capacity after 15s polishing.
The rice grain has three parts -- the aleurone layer, the endosperm and the embryo.
Researchers working on the HealthGrain project came to two main scientific conclusions: On the one hand, their studies proved that it is the aleurone layer surrounding the wheat kernel that contains the grain's highest amount of valuable nutrients--and not, as was previously believed, the wheat germ.
Cells in the aleurone layer contain lipid and protein.
The lpa1-1 mutation only affects P and phytate P in the aleurone layer.
The multiple aleurone layer looks like a normal seedling, but it packs a stronger micronutrient punch.