Microbiological Assay of Amino-acids in Gram And Ragi

Lal, S.B (1950) Microbiological Assay of Amino-acids in Gram And Ragi. Indian Journal of Medical Research, 38 (2). pp. 131-137.

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Since gram (Cicer arietinwri) and ragi (Eleusine coracana [Eleusine indica]) are extensively used as major articles of diet, in the form of flour and bread, by poor people of the Province of Bihar, India, an investigation of their nutritional value in respect of essential amino-acids was made. The amino-acids tryptophan, lysine, phenylalanine, threonine, arginine and histidine were estimated microbiologically, with Lactobacillus arabinosus for tryptophan, Leuconostoc mesenteroides for lysine, histidine and phenylalanine and Streptococcus faecalis R for arginine and threonine. All the amino-acids, with the exception of threonine, which was absent from both gram and ragi, were found to occur' in quantities sufficient to make gram and ragi useful staple foods. G. A. Garton.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Office in-charge, Nutrition Scheme, Bihar, Public Health Laboratory, Bankipur, Patna.
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Microbiology
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Social Sciences > Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Millet
Depositing User: Library ICRISAT-InfoSAT
Date Deposited: 31 Mar 2012 09:39
Last Modified: 31 Mar 2012 09:39
URI: http://eprints.icrisat.ac.in/id/eprint/4415

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