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Authors Wang, L., K. Zhang, W. Huang, W. Han and C. Y. Tian
Title Seed oil content and fatty acid composition of annual halophyte Suaeda acuminata: A comparative study on dimorphic seeds
Source African Journal of Biotechnology
Author Keywords Suaeda acuminata fatty acid linoleic seed oil germination dispersal heteromorphism polymorphism
Abstract Suaeda acuminata produces two morphologically distinct types of seeds on the same plant. This study was conducted to compare oil content and fatty acid composition of the two seed morphs. Though oil characteristics between dimorphic seeds showed statistically significant difference, these differences were relatively small. The seed oil content of this species ranged from 14.3 to 15.5% by dry weight. Both seed morphs contain ca. 90% unsaturated fatty acids, with linoleic (>65%) and oleic acid (>14%) being the most abundant. The results show that oil reserve of S. acuminata seeds depends mainly on seed weight rather than seed morphology.
Author Address [Wang, Lei; Zhang, Ke; Huang, Wei; Tian, Chang-Yan] Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Inst Ecol & Geog, State Key Lab Desert & Oasis Ecol, Urumqi 830011, Peoples R China. [Huang, Wei] Chinese Acad Sci, Grad Univ, Beijing 100049, Peoples R China. [Han, Wei] Shandong Agrotech Extens Stn, Jinan 250013, Peoples R China. Tian, CY (reprint author), Chinese Acad Sci, Xinjiang Inst Ecol & Geog, State Key Lab Desert & Oasis Ecol, Urumqi 830011, Peoples R China halophyte@gmail.com tianchy@ms.xjb.ac.cn
ISSN 1684-5315
ISBN 1684-5315
29-Character Source Abbreviation Afr. J. Biotechnol.
Publication Date Dec
Year Published 2011
Volume 10
Issue 82
Beginning Page 19106-19108
Digital Object Identifier (DOI) 10.5897/ajb11.2597
Unique Article Identifier WOS:000298560900022
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