Biotech Studies 1993, Vol 2, Num, 4     (Pages: 057-066)

PHENOLIC COMPOUNDS IN GRAIN LEGUMES AND THEIR ECOLOGIC SIGNIFICANCE

Faik KANTAR

1 Atatürk Ü. Ziraat Faktiltesi, ERZURUM Viewed : 407 - Downloaded : 218 Phenolic compounds that occur in grain legumes species are described and their drawbacks and merits for the species are discussed.

Phenolic compounds have deleterious nutritional effects on human and mono-gastric animals when incorporated into diets. Affords towards developing low or zero phenolic cultivars have long been under way. However, they regulate plant growth and development controlling Rhizobium nodulation, regulation of auxin transport and have defensive functions. Keywords : Legumes species; phenolic compounds; breeding