1This work was partially supported by a grant from the Cooperative State Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, DC.
The composition of seeds obtained from non-nodulating and nodulating peanut lines was studied. Peanut samples from the non-nodulating genotype were low in oil and protein, high in α-amino nitrogen, soluble carbohydrates, and the amino acids lysine, alanine, methionine, and threonine as compared to its nodulating parental lines and 'Florunner'. No differences however, were noted in iodine value of the oil. Peanuts from the non-nodulating line were also found to have higher activities of the hydrolytic enzymes leucine aminopeptidase and acid phosphatase.
Keywords: Arachis hypogaea L, seed quality, amino acids, nitrogen fixation, Protein, non-nodulating
How to Cite:
Pancholy, S. & Basha, S. & Gorbet, D., (1982) “Composition of Seeds Obtained from Non-nodulating and Nodulating Peanut Lines and Cultivars”, Peanut Science 9(1), p.50-52. doi: https://doi.org/10.3146/i0095-3679-9-1-15