Effect of Corn Endosperm Containing Different Levels of Amylose on Angoumois Grain Moth1 Biology. 2. Physical and Chemical Properties of Experimental Corn2

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Five strains of corn used to rear Silotroga cerealella (Olivier) moths were analyzed for several physical and chemical characteristics. Kernel hardness had a significant effect on the weight of the male moths. The small size and weight of kernels from the popcorn strain appeared to reduce the size of female moths. The amylose and fat content of the corn kernels was negatively correlated with moth weight.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: April 1, 1972

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