Tag: "starch" at biology news
Gene Discovery Could Overcome Aluminum Barrier To Higher Wheat Yields Worldwide
... underground stems that are an excellent source of starch
and minerals. This variety can triple the yield of this root crop on tropical farms because it is more efficient than other varieties in using soil nutrients. Scientists say the findings could help boost taro production throughout tropical parts of...
Finished Your Lunch? Now Eat The Wrapper
... results of new research which show that resistant starch
promotes thegrowth of bifido bacteria in the gut &...O's latest research results, showing how resistant starch
changesthe mix of bacteria beneficially in the human bowel, will be published laterthis year in the ...
Inhibition Of A Novel Gene Involved In Phosphorylating Starch In TransgenicPotato Tubers Leads To The Repression Of Cold Induced Sweetening
...biosynthesis is accomplished by different forms of starch
synthase which polymerize the glucose...s. Other enzymes are needed to determine the final starch
structure, e.g. the presence of a debranching enzyme is a prerequisite to synthesize th...
Studies Suggest Cold Can Protect Valuable Papers
...ounds corresponding to thesugar building blocks of starch
and cellulose," said Dr. Richard V. Wolfenden,Alum...se -- the chief component ofplant cell walls - and starch
together to be remarkably stable, Wolfenden said.Under normal conditions, it would take 8 million ye...
Cattle Diets Could Control E. Coli Danger
... When grains areheat-treated or steam-flaked, less starch
passes to the colon, and fermentationacids decline....
Cattle Diet Implicated In Harmful Human E. Coli Infection As Reported In Science Magazine
...ch-digesting enzymeto fully process this diet, the starch
makes it all the way through thedigestive process to the colon, where it ferments. This acidifies the colonenvironment, which E. coli inhabits. And, if E. coli is grownunder these acidic conditions, it can develop the extreme acid resistancenece...
Microbial hydrocarbon 'cracking'
...nts of sedimented, dead biomass,such as cellulose, starch
or proteins via several steps to the simplest carboncompounds, methane and carbon dioxide. Aquatic sites with microbial methane production are wide-spread, and methane,similar to carbon dioxide, influences the heat budget and chemistry of ouratmosph...
Mashed potatoes prepared with heart healthy oil beats rice for appetite control
...from fat may not be the same and all calories from starch
may not be the same. "In addition to the increasing evidence of their role in lowering risk factors for certain chronic diseases, mono unsaturated oils may influence subsequent hunger, suggesting a potential benefit in weight control when incorporate...
Agricultural biotechnology hot topic at ASTA corn & sorghum and soybean seed research conferences
...orn genetics, the purity of corn hybrids, and corn starch
content. The latter applications will be discussed by Major Goodman, Ph.D., corn geneticist at North Carolina State University, Marc Albertsen, Ph.D., director of research at Pioneer Hi-Bred International, Inc., and Peter Keeling, Ph.D., director of...
Getting the lead out
...mpound derived by simple enzymatic conversion from starch
is successful in laboratory studies in assisting with the extraction of certain underground contaminants. The highly weathered soils and sediments of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, that are commonly found in South Carolina, are very sandy with litt...
Tax top of the food chain to aid environmental sustainability
...tal impact -- such as legumes, grains, vegetables, starch
crops, fruits and nuts. People eating plant-based diets generally consume fewer health-care resources, the author maintains. Pimentel's beef with beef and other mammalian food products at the top of the food chain centers on efficiencies of produ...
ST@T SHEET: A monthly update on science/technology @ Temple University
...opical Research Institute project in Panama, found starch
grains on stone tools excavated from a rockshelter discovered on a coastal plain of that Central American country. The grains were identified as coming from domesticated root crops such as arrowroot and manioc, as well as from maize, that date back ...
Legumes found to contain starch carrying a fiber-like punch
...tain substantially higher percentages of resistant starch
than do cereal grains, flours and grain-based food products.Resistant starch
does not digest easily. It goes past the stomach and small intestine before settling in the colon. ...
Clamshells, wheat and burgers - the next fast-food craze?
...ecifically, fiber from the wheat stalk (straw) and starch
from the wheat kernels. "The resulting products [...." Biodegradable food containers made with starch
aren't a new idea. They are "already being used in the U.S. by a manufacturer of potato starch-base...
Biocomposites put the plant into the auto plant - and more
...-polymers such as soy-plastic, cellulosic plastic, starch
plastic and corn-based plastic, new bio-composites are continuously being developed at MSU. The bio-plastics are developed through reactive extrusion processing. Through nanoclay reinforcement of bio-plastic, researchers are developing green nanocom...
New nutrition guidelines for diabetics promote emphasis on high-monounsaturated fat diet
...ly affect glucose control to a greater extent than starch
and other carbohydrate-containing foods. But instead of diabetics consuming sugar-laden foods, the panel recommends that sucrose-containing foods be replaced with carbohydrate sources such as fruits and vegetables. As far as the carbohydrate-containi...
Penn State engineers boost hydrogen production from fermentation
...es of glucose, sucrose, cellulose, lactate, potato starch
and molasses. Fermentation of both glucose and sucrose with the heat-treated soil under slightly acidic conditions in the absence of oxygen produced high concentrations of hydrogen gas. Releasing the gas continuously during glucose processing resul...
ASPB Annual Meeting, August 3-7, media tip sheet
...drolytic and phosphorolytic pathways of transitory starch
breakdown Minisymposium: Seed biology. 8 a.m. Wednesday, August 7, Plaza Ballroom E. Abstracts and contact information for presenters can be found at http://abstracts.aspb.org/pb2002/public/M19/ Presenters include: Masaharu Suzuki, Universi...
Pythons can be couch potatoes, too
...n SDA response; gelatin, suet, lard, cellulose and starch
did not induce SDA. SDA responses induced by meals with the largest and smallest volumes were not statistically different; intermediate meals induced the greatest SDA. Gelatin appeared to be assimilated but did not cause a significant SDA response...
Lazy snakes! Pythons can be couch potatoes, too
... SDA response; gelatin, suet, lard, cellulose, and starch
did not induce SDA. SDA responses induced by meals with the largest and smallest volumes were not statistically different; intermediate meals induced the greatest SDA. Gelatin appeared to be assimilated but is not cause a significant SDA response C...