Lectins in Seeds of Sixteen Species of Edible Legumes: Distribution and Infraspecific variation

Ravikumar K., Lakshmanan V. & R. Vijaya Sankar

Published on : 01-Jan-2022

DOI : https://dx.doi.org/10.22244/rheedea.2005.15.02.04


Distribution of lectins in seeds of 87 cultivars belonging to 16 edible species in 12 genera of Papilionoideae was studied. Variations in the strength of agglutination, titre value, blood group as well as sugar specificity and preferential agglutination of erythrocytes of a particular blood group were observed at infraspecific level. Specificity of the cultivars KM-61 and TTB-7 1995 of Cajanus cajan to the human B (and AB) group of erythrocytes is a significant observation.