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2(3)-Benzoxazolone in Malting of Barley.

M. Linko, P. Linko, and T.-M. Enari. Copyright 1961 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

Experimental malting of barley showed that 2(3)-benzoxazolone (BOA), alone and together with a small quantity of gibberellin, increased malt yield by decreasing rootlet growth and respiration. Extract content and modification were improved. The activities of alpha- and beta-amylase remained unaffected or were somewhat increased. Best results were obtained using BOA together with gibberellin; with a short germination time it was possible to obtain malt of a high extract content and alpha-amylase activity. Furthermore, malt yield was increased by about 3%.

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