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Thursday Seminar

Thursday, April 07, 2016, 01:15pm - 02:15pm


Improvement of rice storability: compositions of tocol homologues in lipids

Jeom-Sig Lee
Senior Scientist seconded from RDA Korea
Plant Breeding

During storage, the physicochemical and biological properties of rice, such as seed germination ratio, change. These changes are influenced by starch, proteins, and lipids and the interactions between them. Among these, lipids are a component easily changed by hydrolysis and oxidation during the storage period.
In this seminar, lipid substances related to rice storability will be described based on relative germination rate and the oxidative stability of rice variety oils with different compositions of tocol homologues. Some ideas on priorities for the future will also be discussed.


Havener Auditorium, International Rice Research Institute, Los Baños, 4030 Laguna, Philippines