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Further study on fructooligosaccharides of Rhodobryum ontariense

Boris PEJIN, Marko SABOVLJEVIC, Vele TESEVIC & Vlatka VAJS

en Cryptogamie, Bryologie 33 (2) - Pages 191-196

Published on 27 April 2012

The identification of nystose and 1F-ß-fructofuranosylnystose in the oligosaccharide-rich fraction of the moss Rhodobryum ontariense (Kindb.) Kindb. (Bryaceae) by thin layer chromatography and high pressure chromatography with anion exchange-pulsed amperometric detector is discussed. According to our knowledge, it is the first record of these saccharides in the genus Rhodobryum as well as in the group of mosses as a whole. The findings are in good agreement with the recent isolation of 1-kestose from the same plant material and confirm that short-chain fructooligosaccharides, well known as prebiotics, are present in the examined bryophyte.


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