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Mutations modulate soluble carbohydrates composition in seeds of Lathyrus sativus L.
- Piotrowicz-Cieślak, Agnieszka I., Rybiński, Wojciech, Michalczyk, Dariusz J.
- Acta Societatis Botanicorum Poloniae 2008 v.77 no.4 pp. 281-287
- Lathyrus sativus, cyclitols, mutagenesis, mutants, raffinose, seeds
- Seeds of Lathyrus sativus cv. Derek and Krab were used as biological material for induced mutagenesis. Three mutant lines were obtained from seeds of grass pea cv. Derek and 15 lines from mutagenised seeds of cv. Krab. Twelve ethanol-soluble carbohydrates were identified in the seeds. We have selected grass pea mutant lines with high oligosaccharides content (lines D4, K56, K25, and K7) and lines with low raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFO) content (lines K12, K29 and K13). Mutations changing the levels of RFO have not affected the contents of galactosyl cyclitols.