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Quality Protein Maize.

Back in October 1990 a symposium of this subject was held in Texas. The articles in this book are based primarily on that event together with three additional one. The papers presented show there has been a resurgence of interest in quality protein maize but its full advantages will be only be realised when it is used to replace normal maize for both human and animal food.

The sixteen chapters in the text are headed: Discovery of high lysine, high tryptophane cereals; Corn protein - genetics, breeding and value in foods and feeds; Quality protein maize - what is it and how was it developed?; Development of modified Opaque-2 maize in South Africa; Potential role of quality protein maize in sub-Saharan Africa; Quality protein maize development in Brazil; QPM hybrids for the United States; Evaluating quality protein maize genotypes by reversed-phase high performance liquid chromatography; Techniques for characterization of maize endosperm storage proteins and identification of nutritionally improved maize; Characterization of proteins in hard and soft endosperm of quality protein maize; A genetic, biochemical and ultra-structural analysis of modified Opaque-2 maize; Nutritional value of high lysine maize in humans; QPM as a swine feed; Wet milling properties of quality protein maize and regular corns; Dry milling of quality protein maize; and The alkaline processing properties of quality protein maize.

This is obviously a book that extols the values of QPM but nevertheless if we are to feed the hungry world then we have to take advantage of every improvement in the output of food material.
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Publication:Food Trade Review
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Date:Dec 1, 1992
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