Pentosans in Pearl Millet

Bailey, A.V. and Sumrell, G. and Burton, G.W. (1979) Pentosans in Pearl Millet. Cereal Chemistry, 56 (4). pp. 295-297.

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Solubility differences were used to separate the pentosans of pearl millet (Pennisetum americanum [L.] Leake) into four fractions. Ribose was found in only one fraction---that extracted by 80% ethanol. The other three fractions, which were separated by extraction with water at 25 C, with water at 50 C, and with 0.5M alkali, contained various amounts of seven sugars: rhamnose, fucose, arabinose, xylose, mannose, galactose, and glucose. The relative amounts of sugars varied considerably among fractions, and also differed considerably from those previously reported for grain sorghum

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Southern Regional Research Center, Science and Education Administration, U.S. Department of Agriculture, New Orleans, LA 70179
Subjects: Plant Protection > Pests
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Ms K Syamalamba
Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2012 07:34
Last Modified: 26 Mar 2012 07:34
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