Canavalia


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Canavalia

 

a genus of perennial prostrate trailing, climbing, or, sometimes, woody plants of the family Leguminosae. The leaves are ternate. The flowers are large, up to 6 cm long; they are usually purple or violet, in racemose inflorescences. The fruit, or bean, is 6—40 mm long, hard, swordlike, with 4—15 large seeds. Approximately 50 species exist in the tropics and subtropics, mainly of America and Africa. The sword bean (Canavalia gladiata) and the jack bean (C. ensiformis) are widely cultivated as annual vegetable plants in India, Indochina, Japan, and southeastern North America. The seeds and unripe beans are edible. In the southern regions of North America, the jack bean is sometimes used as green manure. Some species are ornamentals.

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Isolation and characterization of a glucose/mannose/rhamnose-specific lectin from the knife bean Canavalia gladiata.
Factors affecting germination of Canavalia brasiliensis, Leucaena leucocephala, Clitoria ternatea and Calopogonium mucunoides seeds.
The lectin sequences from Maackia amurensis (NCBI Entry AAB39934), Ulex europaeus (NCBI Entry AF190633), Lens culinaris (NCBI Entry AAY21161), Vicia faba (NCBI Entry CAD27436), Arachis hypogaea (NCBI Entry AY431029) and Canavalia ensiformis (NCBI Entry AF308777) were acquired from the GenBank database.
43 g) of animals fed with experimental diet T2 containing raw SB seeds (Table 3) was lower when compared to an earlier report on Canavalia ensiformis (225 g) and C.
In vivo protective effect of the lectin from Canavalia brasiliensis of BALB/c mice infected by Leishmania amazonensis.
coli 0128: B12, 10 [micro]g/ml) or ConA (Lectin of Canavalia ensiformis 2 [micro]g/ml) were added to each well.
Hepes, Concanavalin A from Canavalia ensiformis (Con A), lipopolysaccharide from E.