Influence of Geographical Area of Production on Lectin of Banana

  • Cornelia FAFANEATA
  • Nicolae DOJANA
  • Aneta POP
Keywords: haemagglutinating activity, Musa sapientum lectin


Lectin concept defines a class of proteins or glycoproteins with agglutinating properties onother cells that can reversibly bind carbohydrates without altering their structure. The aim of thepresent study was to investigate the influence of geographical area of production on lectin of banana.The lectin content, after isolation and purification was evaluated by hemagglutination tests. It wasobserved that the haemagglutinating activity is different between bananas from different sources.Theresults suggest that these laboratory determinations can identify the source of origin of the bananas.