The alkaloid-rich and alkaloid-poor Washington lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus Lindl.) as a potential industrial crop
Industrial Crops and Products 1(2/4): 147-155
ISSN/ISBN: 0926-6690 DOI: 10.1016/0926-6690(92)90013-l
By means of hybridization it is possible to decrease noticeably the alkaloid level of the Washington lupine (Lupinus polyphyllus). During plant breeding experimentation over the period 1982-1990, an alkaloid-poor line of Washington lupine was obtained. The characteristics of the yield components of both alkaloid-poor and alkaloid-rich lupines are compared in this study. The cultivation of both forms of Washington lupine is possible and their harvests can be used as raw material for various industries. It is possible to use this crop in the pharmaceutical, food, animal feed and chemical industries.