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Cereal Chem 53:683 - 691.  |  VIEW ARTICLE
Mineral Composition of Developing Wheat, Rye, and Triticale.

K. Lorenz and F. W. Reuter. Copyright 1976 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

The deposition of minerals (K, Ca, Mn, Fe, Cu, Zn, and Br) in kernels of wheat, rye, and triticale grown side by side under the same agronomic and environmental conditions was followed from very early kernel development (4 weeks before maturity) up to full maturity. Results indicated that the minerals in kernels of triticale are deposited quite early in the development and in a similar pattern as that observed for kernels of the rye and wheat cultivars. There were, however, slight variations in redistribution, translocation, or dilution among cultivars as the kernels matured and the major components of cereal grains-starch and protein-were deposited and moisture content decreased.

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