Polysaccharides in cones of eleven coniferous species growing in Turkey

A. Kilic, H. Hafizoglu, I. Tümen, I. E. Dönmez, H. Sivrikaya, Anna Sundberg, Bjarne Holmbom

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    Composition of polysaccharides in the cones of conifer species growing in Turkey was studied. The content of polysaccharides was between 39 and 57% (w/w). The total amount of polysaccharides was generally higher in pine species. Polyoses were the predominant polysaccharides. The percentage of polyoses was between 23.3 and 33.9% (w/w). The main units of polyoses were mannose and galactose, while in some species xylose was the other important sugar unit. Between 1 and 6.7% of the polyoses were soluble in hot water. Polyoses were more readily dissolved from fir species than from other species. Galactoglucomannan was dissolved from all cones. Contrary to wood, the content of cellulose was only between 13 and 27.5% (w/w) in cones.
    Original languageUndefined/Unknown
    Pages (from-to)523–529
    Number of pages7
    JournalWood Science and Technology
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2010
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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