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Cereal Chem 58:437 - 440.  |  VIEW ARTICLE
Pearl Millet Amylases. II. Activity Toward Intact and Heated Starch Granules.

A. Beleia and E. Varriano-Marston. Copyright 1981 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

The effects of pearl millet amylases on intact starch granules and heated starch suspensions were studied. Amylases in crude millet extracts showed higher amylolytic action on wheat starch than on millet starch, both in the amylograph determinations and in studies on hydrolysis of raw starches. Products formed from raw and gelatinized millet starch and starch fractions by hydrolysis with purified millet alpha-amylase were studied by paper chromatography. The action pattern of millet alpha-amylase was similar to that of other cereal alpha-amylases, with the rate of appearance of hydrolysis products being dependent on the particular starch substrate.

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