Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Development of seed cuticular waxes on bloomless mutants of Sorghum bicolor L. Moench

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

image of Israel Journal of Plant Sciences

Development of seed cuticular waxes on wild-type Sorghum bicolor and isogenic bloomless (bm) mutants was analyzed using gas chromatography and mass spectrometry. The amount of cuticular waxes per seed dry weight of wildtype increased significantly between the soft dough and hard dough stage, and then decreased after the hard dough stage. Analysis of seeds from wildtype and two sorghum leaf wax mutants allowed identification of the first gene mutations that alter cuticular waxes of seeds. Total cuticular wax quantities on bm2 and bm4 seed surfaces varied between 37% and 75% of wild-type levels during development. Interestingly, bm4 had much higher proportions of short chain length wax constituents than wildtype and bm2 throughout development. These new mutant resources and knowledge about wax development presented here may prove useful for future studies to elucidate the role of cuticular waxes in pest resistance of grain.

Affiliations: 1: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture ; 2: Department of Agronomy, Purdue University ; 3: Department of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture


Full text loading...


Data & Media loading...

Article metrics loading...



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Israel Journal of Plant Sciences — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation