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Definition of the noun aleurone

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noun - plural: aleurones

  1. granular protein in outermost layer of endosperm of many seeds or cereal grains
    • lexical domain: Substances - nouns denoting substances
    • more generic word: protein = any of a large group of nitrogenous organic compounds that are essential constituents of living cells; consist of polymers of amino acids; essential in the diet of animals for growth and for repair of tissues

Alternative definition of the noun aleurone


  1. [protein] The protein content of the embryo, endosperm, or perisperm of cereals

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Google previewDietary Anticarcinogens and Antimutagens (2000)

Chemical and Biological Aspects by I T Johnson, G R Fenwick

Processed Wheat Aleurone Is a Rich Source of Bioavailable Folate Michael Fenech,* Manny Noakes, Peter Clifton and David Topping CSIRO DIVISION OF HUMAN NUTRITION, PO BOX 10041, GOUGER STREET, ADELAIDE SA ...

Google previewHistory of Soybeans and Soyfoods in the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg (1647-2015) (2015)

Extensively Annotated Bibliography and Sourcebook by William Shurtleff; Akiko Aoyagi

• Summary: This advertisement is for four specialty breads: Aleurone bread [from Greek aleuron, flour; aleurone is a protein found in protein granules of maturing seeds], almond bread, gluten bread, and soya bread ( Aleuronaat-, ...

Google previewStandards of Brewing (2002)

Formulas for Consistency and Excellence by Charles W. Bamforth

The aleurone is a thin tissue of cells that are capable of vigorous enzyme synthesis. The pericarp, testa and husk are protective layers, the first two being waxy and impermeable to water. Steeping The barley corn as harvested is dry ...

Google previewAdvanced Dietary Fibre Technology (2008)

by Barry McCleary, Leon Prosky

Nutritionally, the aleurone is a rich source of dietary fibre, minerals, vitamins and other health-promoting compounds. In rye and wheat, the thickness of cell walls in different parts of the grain shows little variation between different varieties, ...

Google previewHormonal Regulation of Development I (2012)

Molecular Aspects of Plant Hormones by J. MacMillan

The aleurone is a peripheral layer of cells around the endosperm of graminaceous seeds.

Google previewCharacterization of Cereals and Flours (2003)

Properties, Analysis And Applications by Gonul Kaletunc, Kenneth J. Breslauer

Nutritionally the aleurone is a rich source of dietary fiber, minerals, vitamins, and other health-promoting compounds. The inner part of the endosperm, the starchy endosperm, is a nonliving tissue. The cell walls of the starchy endosperm of ...

Google previewDevelopment (2012)

Genetics, Epigenetics and Environmental Regulation by V.E.A. Russo, D.J. Cove, Lois Edgar, R. Jaenisch, F. Salamini

The aleurone is the outer cell layer of the endosperm. It consists of a single cell layer in maize, but may be two or three cell layers thick in other monocots. The aleurone is distinct from the central endosperm in several respects: it expresses a ...

Google previewReport of the Board of Trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts to the New Hampshire Legislature (1894)

Aleurone is a colloid substance, and, even after it has been ...

Google previewFoods of Plant Origin (2012)

Production, Technology, and Human Nutrition by D.K. Salunkhe, S.S. Deshpande

The aleurone is a distinct layer of cells between the testa and the endosperm. It secretes oamylase, protease, and 8-glucanase during malting (Palmer and Bathgate 1976, Pomeranz 1987). Similar to other cereal grains, barley endosperm is ...

Google previewDevelopmental Genetics and Plant Evolution (2004)

by Quentin C.B. Cronk, Richard M. Bateman, Julie A. Hawkins

The aleurone is the epidermal layer of the triploid endosperm; the founding cell results from the double fertilisation typical of flowering plants in which a diploid primary endosperm nucleus in the megagametophyte fuses with a haploid sperm ...

Google previewReports to the Legislature of the State of New Hampshire (1895)

Aleurone is a colloid substance, and, even after it has been ...

Google previewHandbook of Cereal Science and Technology, Second Edition, Revised and Expanded (2000)

by Karel Kulp

The aleurone is a botanical part of the endosperm, but during milling it is removed with the bran. It is high in protein, lipids, pentosans, and ash, thus contributing significantly to the nutritional quality of bran as a feedstuff. Starch is found in the ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Grains (2015)

by Colin W Wrigley, Harold Corke, Koushik Seetharaman, Jonathan Faubion

By contrast, the aleurone is the layer of cells that surrounds the starchy endosperm and responds to signals from the germinating embryo to synthesize and secrete the key hydrolytic enzymes required to initiate degradation of the stored ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Applied Plant Sciences, Three-Volume Set (2003)

by Denis J Murphy, Brian G Murray

TheAleurone Layer Ofthefour endosperm celltypes, the underlying mechanism forcell fate specification is bestunderstood for thecorn aleurone layer. Twocorn mutants havebeen instrumental in elucidating these mechanisms. Thefirst of these ...

Google previewThe Micrographic Dictionary (1875)

A Guide to the Examination and Investigation of the Structure and Nature of Microscopic Objects by John William Griffith, Arthur Henfrey

Aleurone is usually colourless, sometimes green, as in pistacnic-nuts, yellow in Ailanthus-seeds, or blue. It is most easily examined in a thin section of an almond immersed in oil. The nutritive properties of many seeds (nuts, almonds, &c.) ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Biology (2009)

by Robert Hine, Daintith

aleurone grain /al-yŭ-rohn / (aleurone body) A modified vacuole found in the embryo and endosperm of seeds and containing mostly reserve proteins, but also ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Plant Sciences (2012)

by Michael Allaby

aleurone. layer. A layer of cells below the *testa of some seeds (e.g. barley), which contains hydrolytic *enzymes (including *amylases and proteases) for the digestion of the food stored in the *endosperm. The production of enzymes is ...

Google previewThe Facts on File Dictionary of Botany (2002)

by Jill Bailey

aleurone grain (aleurone body) A modified vacuole found in the embryo and endosperm of seeds and containing mostly reserve proteins, but ...

Google previewThe Nutrition and Health Dictionary (1995)

by Percy Russell, Anita Williams

This allows the wheat flour Longitudinal section through a grain of wheat Outer & inner periCarp –Testa –Aleurone layer Horizontal section of a grain of wheat ( through plane A-B) Outer endosperm Inner endosperm B Shoot Pericarp = Root ...

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Scrabble value of A1L1E1U1R1O1N1E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 8 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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