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Maltose in Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) Leaves

Naturevolume 199page1291 (1963) | Download Citation



TRACES of maltose in leaf extracts are generally attributed to amylase action on starch during processing of the samples and are avoided if enzymes are inactivated immediately after sampling. During investigations of diurnal fluctuations in red clover (Trifolium pratense) leaf carbohydrates, however, we have obtained the following evidence that free maltose is present in leaves collected at night.

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  1. Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Plant Chemistry Division, Palmerston North, New Zealand

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