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Revealing the regional distribution of soybean lunasin content in China and the effects of climate factors by sampling extensively

Authors
  • Zhu, Y.
  • Song, W.
  • Everaert, Nadia
  • Shi, Z.
  • Han, T.
  • Ren, G.
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2019
Source
ORBi
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English
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Abstract

BACKGROUND: Lunasin is a novel therapeutic peptide that was initially isolated from soybean. In this study, we quantified the variations in lunasin content in a total of 413 soybean samples that were collected from four major regions in China and harvested in 2014 and 2015 to reveal the regional distribution of soybean lunasin content in China and the effects of climate factors. RESULTS: The results showed that the cultivar Changmidou 30 collected from Jilin province and harvested in 2015 had the highest lunasin content (3.25 g kg −1 dry seeds). The data from both 2014 and 2015 showed that the lunasin content in soybean collected from northern China was significantly higher (P < 0.05) than that from south China. There was a positive correlation (P < 0.01) between lunasin content and hours of sunshine (HS) as well as diurnal temperature range (DTR); however, there was a negative correlation (P < 0.01) between lunasin content and rainfall (RF). In addition, combined analysis of data from 2014 and 2015 demonstrated that DTR was the dominant factor that affected lunasin content with a direct path-coefficient of 0.301. CONCLUSIONS: These results were anticipated to contribute to guiding the cultivation of soybean with high lunasin content. © 2018 Society of Chemical Industry. © 2018 Society of Chemical Industry

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