Fructans: beneficial for plants and humans.

  title={Fructans: beneficial for plants and humans.},
  author={Tita Ritsema and Sjef Smeekens},
  journal={Current opinion in plant biology},
  volume={6 3},
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. 

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