Changes in starch, oligosaccharides and soluble sugars in developing pod wall and seed of chickpea☆ uri icon

abstract

  • The accumulation of starch in the seed of chickpea accompanied by a decline in the pod wall during the early stages of development probably indicates that seed and pod wall did not compete with each other for starch accumulation. During the early stages of maturation, the reducing and non-reducing sugars showed a decline in seeds whereas non-reducing sugars decreased in the pod wall. The accumulation of the oligosaccharides raffinose, stachyose, and some other unidentified oligosaccharides was accompanied by a decline in the mono- and disaccharides in the developing seeds

publication date

  • 1982
  • 1982