Biochemical Genetics

, Volume 15, Issue 1–2, pp 153–156 | Cite as

Gene-dependent flavonoid glucosyltransferase in maize

  • R. L. Larson
  • E. H. CoeJr.


A direct relationship between a specific gene and a specific enzyme involved in flavonoid biosynthesis is reported for the gene Bz and uridine diphosphoglucose: quercetin glucosyltransferase in maize pollen, seedlings, and seeds. Ratios are presented for specific activities of the glucosyltransferase from pollen, seed, and seedling tissues homozygous and heterozygous for Bz and homozygous for bz.

Key words

flavonoid biosynthesis UDPG quercetin glucosyltransferase maize pollen gene quercetin 


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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1977

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Larson
    • 1
  • E. H. CoeJr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research ServiceUniversity of MissouriColumbia

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