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Movement of 14C-Labeled Assimilates into Kernels of Zea mays L: I. Pattern and Rate of Sugar Movement 1

Authors
  • Jack C. Shannon
Publication Date
Feb 01, 1972
Source
PMC
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Abstract

Carbon-14, photosynthetically fixed in leaves of Zea mays L. and translocated to developing kernels, passed through specialized basal endosperm cells prior to movement into the starchy endosperm and embryo. Radioactivity migrated in the endosperm at a maximum rate of 2.7 millimeters per hour, and there was no difference in the rate of movement in kernels treated 14 to 30 days after pollination.

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