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sainfoin

(sān`foin) [Fr.,=holy hay], leguminous perennial herb (Onobrychis viciaefolia) of the family Leguminosae (pulsepulse,
in botany, common name for members of the Fabaceae (Leguminosae), a large plant family, called also the pea, or legume, family. Numbering about 650 genera and 17,000 species, the family is third largest, after the asters and the orchids.
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 family) indigenous in S Europe and in temperate W Asia. Sainfoin has for centuries been widely cultivated in Europe as a forage crop. Although it was introduced into the United States about 160 years ago, it has never become agriculturally important there. It thrives on calcareous soils too dry or too barren for clover or alfalfa. The plant is sometimes associated with the Christmas story of the Infant Jesus in the manger. Sainfoin is also called esparcet and holy clover. It is classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Rosales, family Leguminosae.

sainfoin

a Eurasian perennial leguminous plant, Onobrychis viciifolia, widely grown as a forage crop, having pale pink flowers and curved pods
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Sancak, "In vitro micropropagation of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.)," Turkish Journal of Botany, vol.
Ozgen, "Prolific shoot regeneration from immature embryo explants of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.)," Plant Cell Reports, vol.
The effect of dietary sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) on local cellular responses to Trichostrongylus colubriformis in sheep.
Evaluation of host resistance and intercropping for management of northern root-knot nematode in sainfoin, Onobrychis viciifolia. J.
Sainfoin seeds (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.) were collected from three populations in East Serbia and one collection was from sainfoin variety called Macedonian, which has been developed in Republic of Macedonia from local populations.
Phylogenetic characterisation of Onobrychis species with special focus on the forage crop Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.
emarginatus, Chamaesyce maculata, Onobrychis viciifolia, Proboscidea louisianica.
Plant materials: Based on the previous study (Mohajer et al., 2011), seeds of three superior Onobrychis viciifolia varieties (Golpaygan-181, Orumieh-1763 and Gorgan-1601) were selected from the existing seeds at gene bank of natural resources in Iran.
Sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) is a temperate forage legume which has, compared to other temperate forages, a moderate to high content of CT (Scharenberg et al., 2007a).
Complexes of the condensed tannins of sanfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia) with fraction leaf protein and with submaxillary mucoprotein and their reversal by polyethylene glycol and pH.
Complexes of the condensed tannins of sainfoin (Onobrychis viciifolia Scop.) with fraction 1 leaf protein and with submaxillary mucoprotein, and their reversal by polyethylene glycol and pH.