Fructans: beneficial for plants and humans

Ritsema, T. and Smeekens, S. (2003) Fructans: beneficial for plants and humans. Current Opinion in Plant Biology, 6 (3). pp. 223-230.

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The recent cloning of genes encoding fructosyltransferases and fructan exohydrolases has been a major breakthrough in fructan research. Now, fructan metabolism and fructosyltransferase enzymes can be studied at the molecular level. In addition, fructan synthesis and breakdown can be adapted in such a way that tailor-made fructans are produced in plants for use as healthy food ingredients.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: We would like to acknowledge CW/STW, which is part of the Dutch Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), for their financial support of our research on fructans.
Author Affiliation: Molecular Plant Physiology, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
Subjects: Soil Science and Microbiology > Microbiology
Divisions: General
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 24 Jul 2012 09:22
Last Modified: 24 Jul 2012 09:24
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