STUDY OF INVERTASE ENZYMATIC ACTIVITY AND SUGARS CONTENT IN DATE PALM Phoenix dactylifera L. KHESAB variety
Basrah Journal For Date Palm Research,
Volume 4, Issue 1, Pages 132-140
AbstractThis study was carried out in Date Palm Research Center /Basrah University During
cultivation season 2004, to evaluate invertase enzyme activity and sugars content
during the growth and maturation stages in date palm fruits Cvs. Khasab (Chemri,
Khalal and Rutab).
The result showed that the high enzymatic activity was found in khalal stage was
(444.36) (u/kg date) , while the lower enzyme activity was found in chemri stage
which was (204.54)(u/kg date).The fruit in Rutab stage contained a high percentage
of reducing sugar where was (49.24)and a lowest contained of reducing sugar
recorded in Chemri stage was (13.87). Khalal stage contained a high percentage of
sucrose (48.38) while the Rutab and Chemri stages had no significant difference
than in sucrose content.
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