Lotus tetragonolobus


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Noun1.Lotus tetragonolobus - sprawling European annual having a 4-winged edible pod
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
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Seven lectins were used in this study: Wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), concanavalin A (Con A), Lens culinaris (LcH), Glycine max (SBA), Arachis hypogaea (PNA), Lotus tetragonolobus (LTA).
Table 2 Summary of lectin labeling of gametes Lectin(*) Eggs Sperm WGA Entire surface Entire surface Con A Entire surface Activated acrosome LcH Entire surface Activated acrosome LTA No label Activated acrosome SBA No label Activated acrosome PNA No label Activated acrosome GSII No label Activated acrosome * Con A, Canavalia ensiformis; GSII, Griffonia simplicifolia; LcH, Lens culinaris; SBA, Glycine max; LTA, Lotus tetragonolobus; PNA, Arachis hypogaea; WGA, Triticum vulgare (wheat germ agglutinin).
The bizarre winged peas (Lotus tetragonolobus, also Tetragonolobus purpureus) look like food for Martians, but earth-dwellers such as the Sebastianis enjoy their delicate pea-bean flavor and crisp texture.