Apparent Respiration of Wheat Grains and its Relation to a Fungal Mycelium beneath the Epidermis


THE experimental evidence summarized below has led us to the conclusion that the carbon dioxide produced by stored wheat, apparently by respiration of the grain itself, is in fact produced almost entirely by micro-organisms growing in the pericarp ('bran') of the grains.

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    Robertson, D. W., Lute, A. M., and Gardner, R., J. Agric. Res., 59, 281 (1939).

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    Leach, W., Canad. J. Res., 22 C, 150 (1944).

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