Genetic Systems for Condensed Tannin Biotechnology
Condensed tannins (proanthocyanidins) are plant phenolic polymers with protein-binding, carbohydrate-binding, and antioxidant properties. Dietary condensed tannins deter some insects from feeding on crops, disrupt insect digestion and growth,1 and deter larger browsing and foraging animals.2 As well, the very high levels of condensed tannins found in tropical plant species likely protect these plants from the damaging effects of strong sunlight. Patterns of expression of condensed tannins vary widely within tissues and among plant species, but could be substantially improved in some plant species to suit agricultural and industrial applications.
from book Plant Polyphenols 2 (pp.315-341)
Margaret Y. Gruber
Heather Ray at Rochfort Gene Consulting
Karl Kristian Thomsen at Hamlet Protein
Jens Stougaard at Aarhus University
Diter von Wettstein at Washington State University
Genetic Systems for Condensed Tannin Biotechnology (PDF Download Available). Available from: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/289659545_Genetic_Systems_for_Condensed_Tannin_Biotechnology
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