A preliminary chemotaxonomic study on the condensed tannins of green banana flesh in the Musa genus

Ucles Santos Ricardo, Bakry Frédéric, Brillouet Jean-Marc. 2010. A preliminary chemotaxonomic study on the condensed tannins of green banana flesh in the Musa genus. Biochemical Systematics and Ecology, 38 (5) : pp. 1010-1017.

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Quartile : Q3, Sujet : ECOLOGY / Quartile : Q4, Sujet : EVOLUTIONARY BIOLOGY / Quartile : Q4, Sujet : BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Abstract : Sixty percent acetone-soluble tannins were obtained from the flesh of 29 accessions of green bananas and plantains belonging to the AA, AB, AAA, AAB, and ABB genotypes. Their tannin contents were between 0.3 and 2.1% of fresh matter, except for the Pacific plantains ("Maoli" and "P_op_o'ulu" sub-groups) which were tannin-free. (_)-Epigallocatechin (EGC) was their major constituent (88-98%) followed by minor proportions of (_)-epicatechin (EC) (2-12%). Hierarchical average linkage clustering analysis using (EGC/EC) as the sole variable agglomerated all plantains (AAB), while the "Pisang Lilin" cultivar (AA, "Pisang Lilin" sub-group) was separated from the other AA diploids. Finally (EGC/EC) seemed to be independent of agropedoclimatic conditions of banana growth. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Musa, Banane, Banane plantain, Taxonomie, Tannin, laticifère, Composition chimique

Mots-clés géographiques Agrovoc : Colombie, Équateur, Antilles françaises, Tunisie, Cameroun, Venezuela (République bolivarienne du)

Classification Agris : F30 - Plant genetics and breeding
Q04 - Food composition
U40 - Surveying methods
F70 - Plant taxonomy and geography

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 3 (2005-2013) - Alimentation accessible et de qualité

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Ucles Santos Ricardo
  • Bakry Frédéric, CIRAD-BIOS-UPR Multiplication végétative (FRA)
  • Brillouet Jean-Marc, CIRAD-PERSYST-UMR Qualisud (FRA)

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