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Polyacrylamide Gel Electrophoresis of Wheat Gliadins: The Effect of Environment and Germination.

G. L. Lookhart, K. F. Finney, and B. L. Bruinsma. Copyright 1984 by the American Association of Cereal Chemists, Inc. 

The effect on the physical and functional properties of wheat seed from plants grown under environmentally stressed and nonstressed conditions were compared to their respective gliadin electrophoregrams. Late spring frosts, which severely affected maturation, caused large changes in the physical and functional properties of the wheat seed and flour. Gliadin electrophoregrams of a given cultivar were identical for serverely frosted and nonfrosted samples. The effects of germinating wheat seed for up to 44 hr on the physical and functional properties of wheat seed and flour were also studies. Those effects were noticeable after 20 hr of germination, but gliadin electrophoregrams of those samples were unchanged through the maximum germination time of this study, 44 hr.

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