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Exploring variation in proanthocyanidin composition and content of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia)

Azuhnwi, B.N., Boller, B., Dohme-Meier, F., Hess, H.D., Kreuzer, M., Stringano, E. and Mueller-Harvey, I. (2013) Exploring variation in proanthocyanidin composition and content of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia). Journal of the Science of Food and Agriculture, 93 (9). pp. 2102-2109. ISSN 0022-5142

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To maximise the potential benefits to ruminants from sainfoin, plant breeding should focus on developing varieties with predictable condensed tannin (CT) profiles. Little is known about whether and to what extent accession and environment influence sainfoin CT structures. We sought to investigate the likely extent of accession and environment effects on CT characteristics of sainfoin. Four single-flowering (Communis) accessions and two multiple-flowering (Bifera) accessions, grown at three sites and collected at two harvest times were used. Sainfoin CTs were characterised by thiolytic degradation and by high-performance liquid chromatography-gel permeation chromatography (HPLC-GPC). Also, CT concentration measured earlier by the HCl-butanol method was compared with that from thiolysis

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Divisions:Life Sciences > School of Agriculture, Policy and Development > Department of Animal Sciences > Animal, Dairy and Food Chain Sciences (ADFCS)- DO NOT USE
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