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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:2, February, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(2): 368-379

Biochemical Characterization of Sugarcane Varieties Cultivated in Benin
S. Ekpélikpézé1, A. Dansi1*, C. Agbangla2, A. Akoegninou3 and A. Sanni4
1Laboratory of Biotechnology, Genetic Resources and Plant and Animal Breeding (BIORAVE), Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Dassa, Polytechnic University of Abomey, BP 14 Dassa, Benin
2Laboratory of Genetics and Biotechnology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FAST),University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), Abomey-Calavi, 01BP526, Cotonou, Benin
3National Herbarium, Department of Botany and Plant Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FAST), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), BP 526, Cotonou, Benin
4Laboratory of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Sciences and Technology (FAST), University of Abomey-Calavi (UAC), P.O. Box 526 Cotonou, Benin
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Sugarcane plays a great role in rural community for food security and income generation. However the potentials of the different sugarcane varieties grown in Benin are still unknown and the crop receives little attention from the national research. In this study,42 sugarcane landraces were collected in Benin and analyzed for their technological qualities such as Brix, Pol, purity of the juice, juice content, fiber content, phosphate, saccharose and sugar content. Among the different parameters analyzed, phosphate content, sugar reducer and fiber content presented the highest variability with 57,7 ; 1,59 and 13,2 as average means. Highly positive and significante correlation were observed between saccharose content and parameters like brix, sugar content, Poland juice purity .In contrast, juice content is negatively correlated with the Brix content, the Pol%, the saccharose, the sugar and the fiber content. Based on results of the study, 10 elite varieties have been identified and can be promoted for sugar and juice production.

Keywords: Benin, Saccharum officinarum, Sugarcane, Technological quality, Elite varieties

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Ekpélikpézé, O. S., A. Dansi, C. Agbangla, A. Akoegninou and A. Sanni. 2016. Biochemical Characterization of Sugarcane Varieties Cultivated in BeninInt.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(2): 368-379. doi:
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