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May 20, 2022

“The Potential to Breed a Low-Protein Maize for Protein-Restricted Diets” with Matthew Woore, Dr. Sherry Flint-Garcia, and Dr. Jim Holland

Phenylketonuria is a metabolic disorder which results in a need for a strict low-protein diet. This restricts the intake of corn and many corn-based foods. This episode, Smitty, Sherry, and Jim discuss their work developing a low-protein corn variety so that individuals with Phenylketunoria can enjoy more corn-based foods.

Tune in to learn:

  • Which types of crosses produce the best results
  • How breeders can test kernels for protein
  • How low protein can go in a corn kernel
  • What it takes to get low protein seed varieties into market

If you would like more information about this topic, this episode’s paper is available here: https://doi.org/10.1002/csc2.20600

It will be freely available from 15 April to 30 April, 2022.

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If you would like to reach out to Smitty, you can find him here:
mwsmith6@ncsu.edu
plantfoodpodcast@gmail.com

If you would like to reach out to Sherry, you can find him here:
sherry.flint-garcia@usda.gov
https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person?person-id=36879

If you would like to reach out to Jim, you can find him here:
jim.holland@usda.gov
https://www.ars.usda.gov/people-locations/person?person-id=2555

If you would like to reach out to Brooke Keadle from our Student Spotlight, you can find her here:
skeadle@vols.utk.edu
Brooke’s lab’s Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tn_varietytesting/

Resources

CEU Quiz: https://web.sciencesocieties.org/Learning-Center/Courses/Course-Detail?productid=%7bA0105507-42D1-EC11-A7B5-000D3A34F5C9%7d

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