Protein body biogenesis in cereal endosperms

T. Kumamaru, M. Ogawa, H. Satoh, T. W. Okita

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Developing cereal endosperms accumulate storage proteins as a reserve to support the early postgerminating phase of plant growth and development. These storage proteins are concentrated and packaged into a specialized organelle, the protein body, which are derived from the endoplasmic reticulum lumen or vacuole. In this chapter, we describe the biochemical and cellular events that underlies the basis for the use of these two intracellular sites for storage protein deposition and accumulation.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEdosperm
Subtitle of host publicationDevelopmental and Molecular Biology
EditorsOdd-Arne Olsen
Number of pages18
Publication statusPublished - Mar 31 2007

Publication series

NamePlant Cell Monographs
ISSN (Print)1861-1370
ISSN (Electronic)1861-1362

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics
  • Plant Science
  • Cell Biology


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