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Proteases involved in wheat and barley grain germination

Seed storage proteins must be hydrolyzed by proteases to deliver amino acids essential for embryo growing and development. In this review, the current state-of-art on the implication of proteases in germination is focused in two cereal species, barley and wheat, where the proteolytic control during the germination process has a considerable economic importance. Nowadays, the development of new technologies and the release of the genomic sequences of wheat and barley have permitted the application of genome-scale approaches, such as those related to functional genomics and proteomics. Using these approaches, the knowledge on the proteases involved in barley and wheat grain germination has been substantially increased.

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Original Paper:

Diaz-Mendoza, M., Diaz, I., Martinez, M. 2019. Insights on the Proteases Involved in Barley and Wheat Grain Germination. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20, 2087. DOI: 10.3390/ijms20092087

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