ASSESSMENT OF DIETARY FIBRE IN CAKE OF DIFFERENT SUNFLOWER GENOTYPES
BUNTY SHARMA*, R. K. SHEORAN, NARESH KUMAR THAKRAL, VIVEK K. SINGH AND REENA
Department of Genetics & Plant Breeding
CCS Haryana Agricultural University,
Hisar-125 004 (Haryana), India
*(e-mail : sharmabunty097@gmail.com)
(Received : 15 April 2017; Accepted : 27 June 2017)

SUMMARY

Sixteen genotypes of sunflower (Helianthus annuus L.) were studied at Oilseeds Section, Department of Genetics Plant Breeding, CCSHAU, Hisar during spring 2015, for structural carbohydrates and in vitro digestibility. Neutral detergent fiber, acid detergent fiber and lignin varied from 26.8′ to 35.2′, 19.9′ to 27.7′ and 6.19′ to 9.28′, respectively. Cellulose varied from 17.5 to 26.4 per cent, whereas hemicellulose content ranged between 4.52 and 5.89 per cent. Variation in protein and crude fibre was from 24 to 30 and 30.11 to 40.40. In the whole seed meal (cake), all samples had a high NDF content than ADF contents. The genotype HSFH 1599 showed maximum hemicellulose content, while minimum lignin content. The genotype HSFH 1589 showed lower values for crude fibres and cellulose content. A highly significant but negatively correlated was observed between ADF and NDF. CF showed highly significant and positive correlation with ADF, cellulose and lignin. A genetic strategy of breeding material can bring about a highly nutritive genotype of sunflower for animal feed.

Key words: ADF, NDF, dietary fibre, correlation and sunflower cake

Forage Res. 43(2) 97-100