Wild Oryza grain physico-chemical properties

Kasem, S., Waters, D. L. E., Ward, R. M., Rice, N. and Henry, R. J. (2014) Wild Oryza grain physico-chemical properties. Tropical Plant Biology, 7 1: 13-18. doi:10.1007/s12042-013-9133-1

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Author Kasem, S.
Waters, D. L. E.
Ward, R. M.
Rice, N.
Henry, R. J.
Title Wild Oryza grain physico-chemical properties
Journal name Tropical Plant Biology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1935-9756
Publication date 2014
Year available 2013
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/s12042-013-9133-1
Open Access Status
Volume 7
Issue 1
Start page 13
End page 18
Total pages 6
Place of publication New York, NY, United States
Publisher Springer
Collection year 2014
Language eng
Formatted abstract
Of the 22 species within the Oryza genus, only two, O. sativa and O. glaberrima, have been domesticated. Although food security is supported by accessing wild Oryza resources for new genes and alleles which enhance plant performance, wild Oryza grain properties have not been extensively studied. Evaluation of the grain physico-chemical properties of eight wild Oryza species found amylose content, amylopectin structure and cooking properties fell within a narrow range relative to cultivated rice. The amylopectin of the wild species had a lower proportion of short branch chains (DP 6-14) relative to cultivated rice and were all of high apparent amylose content and gelatinization temperature. The grain of the wild species did not elongate to the same extent as the cultivated rice and had lower viscosity parameters. These results highlight how significant physio-chemical changes have been made by human selection in the domestication of rice, especially japonica rice. The wild species may be useful for improving the nutritional value of rice and other cereal crops. 
Keyword Rice
Wild rice
Grain quality
Physiochemical properties
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Published online: 19 November 2013.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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