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Lecture 12 - Starchy Staples.pdf

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Department
Biology
Course
Biology 2217B
Professor
Richard Gardiner
Semester
Fall

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Starchy Staples2122013Gardiner11StarchMostly root cropsMostly of tropical originFarmed now in temperate climates as wellMost propagate asexuallyEconomically importantAmong first plants domesticated by humansNormally low in proteinoils21220132Gardiner2Starch ContMade and stored in plastidsChloroplasts in leaves and amyloplasts in rootsBreakdown of starch begins in the mouthSalivary enzymes Slightly sweet tasteIn traditional diets provides the lions share of carbohydrates Diversity of food sources has given more developed Countries a variety of alternatives21220133Gardiner3
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