Gentiobiose: a novel oligosaccharin in ripening tomato fruit

Abstract

Two neutral disaccharides, gentiobiose [β-D-Glcp-(1→6)-D-Glc] and nigerose [α-D-Glcp-(1→3)-D-Glc], were detected in tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) pericarp and locule. Gentiobiose was present in the locule of green fruit and ripe fruit at 0.88 and 5.8 µmol (kg fresh weight)–1, respectively. When vacuum-infiltrated into green tomato fruit, exogenous… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s00425-002-0869-3

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