How do corn kernels form?

The fertilized egg develops into a nucleus, and in each of the nuclei there is a strong embryo (yellow triangular shape) that can develop into a new plant. Grain substitution is the term used to refer to how the corn kernels ended up on your current cob.

The core is always a fruit or a caryopsis, placed in the female inflorescence of the plant, which contains the embryo, as well as spare tissue for the germination of a new seedling and building plant. The nuclei consist of three main anatomical parts: the pericarp, the embryo and then the pericarp and contain a large amount of starch, protein, oil and other nutrients that are valuable to humans. Within each maize variety (see Chapter 10) there are significant differences in endosperm density, pericarp, endosperm color, starch type and grain size. To understand the relevant changes that corn undergoes during processing, it is necessary to understand the macro as well as the underlying microstructure and composition of each anatomical part of the kernel. With a better understanding of the macro and then micro structural characteristics and properties of corn starches, we can use them in many food and industrial products. In addition, when harvesting, drying, storing, processing, etc., the structure, not to mention the appearance modern maize must be changed through breeding, and our knowledge of the physical components of the relationship is fundamental to plant reproduction, moisture and dryness. chips for shredder and food processor. This chapter reviews the relevant information about the physical properties of the corn grain and the characteristic structure of its anatomical parts, and focuses on establishing a solid foundation for the current state of knowledge about the anatomy and later architecture of corn. corn. . Finally, understanding the microstructural properties of the anatomical parts of the actual nucleus is of paramount importance to all industry segments, as it is very closely related to the yield and the correct end product.

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    What are the three parts of a corn kernel?

    The three important parts of a corn kernel are the pericarp (tegument), endosperm, and germ.

    corn grain





    Physical properties


    description development structure and composition of the corn kernel

    protein bodies

    Protein synthesis


    Starch granules

    Starch synthesis

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