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Frontiers of Agriculture in China

ISSN 1673-7334

ISSN 1673-744X(Online)

CN 11-5729/S

Front. Agric. China    2009, Vol. 3 Issue (4) : 435-439     DOI: 10.1007/s11703-009-0076-0
Research articles |
A review on starch changes in tobacco leaves during flue-curing
Zhaopeng SONG1,Tongshuai LI2,Changrong GONG2,
1.College of Agronomy, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing 210095, China;College of Agronomy, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China; 2.College of Agronomy, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou 450002, China;
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Abstract  This article discusses a range of studies on starch changes in tobacco leaves during flue-curing. Important effects resulting from using different flue-curing equipment and techniques on starch content are presented. It concludes that future researches should be focused on the structure and physico-chemical properties of tobacco starch during the curing process.
Keywords tobacco      flue-curing      starch      
Issue Date: 05 December 2009
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