Agave tequilana

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Noun1.Agave tequilana - Mexican plant used especially for making tequilaAgave tequilana - Mexican plant used especially for making tequila
tequila - Mexican liquor made from fermented juices of an agave plant
agave, American aloe, century plant - tropical American plants with basal rosettes of fibrous sword-shaped leaves and flowers in tall spikes; some cultivated for ornament or for fiber
genus Agave - type genus of the Agavaceae; in some classifications considered a genus of Amaryllidaceae
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The agave production is affected by several problems as diseases, weeds, and pest insects (Valenzuela, 2003; CRT, 2005), in the case of insect pests the most important species is the agave weevil (Scyphophorus acupunctatus Gyllenhal) (Gonzalez et al., 2007) which attacks several Agave species including the henequen (Agave fourcroydes Lem.) (Halffter, 1957), blue agave (Agave tequilana Weber) (Solis-Aguilar et al., 2001) and mezcal maguey (Agave angustifolia Haw.
On the other, the blue agave (Agave tequilana Weber) is extensively cultivated for the production of the alcoholic drink denominated tequila.
Simpson, "Molecular and functional characterization of novel fructosyltransferases and invertases from Agave tequilana," PLoS One, vol.
Tequila is fermented and distilled from a single type of agave plant, Agave tequilana Weber blue.
A Agave nectar or syrup is a sweetener produced by cactus-like agave plants, including Agave tequilana, from which tequila is derived.
Fructans present in the blue agave (Agave tequilana) have a degree of polymerization ranging from 3 to 29 units of fructose and contain mostly 2,1-[beta] linkages in their linear chain and 2,6-[beta] linkages in the ramifications (Lopez, Mancilla-Margalli, & Mendoza-Diaz, 2003).
“The selection of the name Don Juan Tequila, complements what we believe is the finest distilled Agave Tequilana that is more than a spirit, it's the representation of an entire culture, an understanding of tradition and the art of seduction,” said Vicente.
Tapia-Campos et al., "Morphological and molecular diversity of Agave tequilana Weber var.