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1. A polysaccharide of fructose (for example, inulin) containing small amounts of other sugars; present in certain tubers. Synonym(s): fructan, levan, levulan, levulin, levulosan, polyfructose
2. 2,6-Anhydrofructofuranose.
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For example, Sullivan and Sprague (1949) determined that high temperatures caused rapid usage of stored fructosans and actually slowed leaf growth in perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.).
Fructosans are a significant storage form of carbohydrates in turfgrass (Smith, 1972; Zamski and Schaffer, 1996).
Influence of temperature on the sugar and fructosan composition of timothy plant parts at anthesis.