Microstructural Properties of Tropical Legume Seeds

열대지방에서 재배되는 종실의 미세구조에 관한 연구

  • Kim, Jeong-Kyo (Food Research Center, College of Agniculture, Korea University) ;
  • Saio, Kyoko (National Food Research Institute, 2-1-2 Kannondai Yatabe Tsukuba)
  • 김정교 (고려대학교 농과대학 식품가공실험실) ;
  • 제미공자 (일본 식품 총합연구소)
  • Published : 1988.02.01


Microstructures of 18 kinds of legume seeds (15 varieties including 3 strains) which were cultivated in tropical areas, were observed under a light microscope. Majority of legume seeds were composed of starchy cotyledonary cells in which large amounts of single starch granules were contained, while a few had cotyledonary cells filled with a number of protain bodies. Starch granules were different in size and shape depending on varieties. Some contained lipid bodies distributed in cytoplasmic network, and were distinctive in thick cell walls. Microstructure of soybean was also observed for the comparison of the structures.