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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In Haploid seeds, R1 nj gene induce the pigmentation in aleurone layer only but not in scutellum.
Wheat pigment distribution has been assessed pointing out that green pigments of green wheat were located in the aleurone layer [16].
The brown color comes from the rice bran (aleurone layer) which covers the whole rice grain.
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.
The outermost layer of the endosperm, called the aleurone layer, is bound tightly to the starchy endosperm.
The lpa1-1 mutation only affects P and phytate P in the aleurone layer. Phytic acid P levels in lpa1-1 germ are equal to or greater than wild type, whereas each of the other three mutations affect both the germ and aleurone layer.
Beneath the corn's hull is the aleurone layer, where beneficial micronutrients are stored.