Component Analysis of Acorns of Quercus mongolica and Quercus Variabilis

Lee, Hyunseok;An, Chanhoon;Han, Sangurk;Lee, Wiyoung;Jang, Kyunghwan

  • Received : 2016.03.07
  • Accepted : 2016.04.17
  • Published : 2016.05.31


To compare seed components of plus trees, seed powder ground after seedcoat removal was analyzed for two oak species, i. e., Quercus monglica (white oak) and Quercus variabilis (red oak), which are typical oak trees in Korea but have different fruiting characteristics. Thus we aimed at analyzing and comparing many ingredients including minerals, sugars, etc. Two species were similar to each other in the content of water, crude ash, crude protein and carbohydrates, but crude lipid content in Q. variabilis was 2.5 times higher than that in Q. mongolica. Crude proteins of Clone 124 was 1.5 times higher than that of Clone 75 in Q. mongolica. Crude lipid content showed the highest value in Clone 0511 of Q. variabilis, and more phosphate and iron was found in Q. monglica than in Q. variabilis. Glucose showed 85.4% and 88.3% on average of the total monosacchrides in two species, and galactose and arabinose were also found. In the content of phosphate, iron, and crude lipid, differences were found between two species and among clones of two species.


acorn;component analysis;plus tree;Quercus mongolica;Quercus variabilis


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Grant : 산림자원조성 및 생산성 향상 연구

Supported by : 국립산림과학원