Percent of total protein in the mature seed that is zein

Range ~50 %
Organism Corn Zea mays
Reference Lending CR, Larkins BA. Changes in the zein composition of protein bodies during maize endosperm development. Plant Cell. 1989 Oct1(10):1011-23. p.1011 left column top paragraphPubMed ID2562552
Primary Source Lee KH, Jones RA, Dalby A, Tsai CY. Genetic regulation of storage protein content in maize endosperm. Biochem Genet. 1976 Aug14(7-8):641-50.PubMed ID985383
Comments The endosperm of developing maize seeds contains a group of alcohol-soluble storage proteins called zeins. These proteins are synthesized 10 days to 40 days after pollination (DAP) and constitute approximately 50% of the total protein in the mature seed (primary source).
Entered by Uri M
ID 107614