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Low mimosine content and nutrient-rich foliage of two Leucaena leucocephala varieties: a potential fodder resource in Mediterranean agroforestry systems

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posted on 13.05.2022, 16:00 by Emilio Badalamenti, Antonella Maggio, Angelo Dardi, Antonio Palumbo Piccionello, Tommaso La Mantia

Leucaena leucocephala is worldwide used for wood production, reforestation and for feeding livestock. To assess the potential use of leucaena for animal nutrition, we analysed the composition of methanolic extracts of leaf samples of two varieties occurring in Sicily (Mediterranean area), also determining the presence of mimosine.