TITLE

γ-LINOLENIC ACID CONTENT AND FATTY ACID PROFILES OF THE SEED OILS OF SOME ANCHUSA SPECIES

AUTHOR(S)
KÜÇÜKBOYACI, Nurgün; DOĞRU KOCA, Aslı; YILDIRIMLI, Şinasi; KILINÇ, Esat İbrahim; GÖREN, Ahmet Ceyhan
PUB. DATE
January 2013
SOURCE
Turkish Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences;Jan2013, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p87
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
In this study, the fatty acid composition of the Seed oils of four Anchusa L. (Boraginaceae) species [Anchusa azurea Miller var. azurea, Anchusa leptophylla Roemer & Schultes subp .leptophvlla, Anchusa anvensis (L.) Bieb. subsp. orientalis (L.) Nordh and Anchusa undulata L. subsp. hybrida (Ten.) Coutinho] collected from different localities in Turkey have been investigated. Fatty acid compositions of the seeds were determined by capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MŞ). The seed oil content ranged from 11.20 % in A. azurea var. azurea to 22.85 % in A. leptophylla subsp. leptophylla. The fatty acid composition of the studied Anchusa taxa was uniform. The main fatty acid methyl esters were determined to be oleic (29.0-42.7 %), linoleic (12.5-32,0 %), erucic (3.4-17.9 %f palmitic (4.4-16.3 %) and α-linolenic (0.3-10.8 %) acids. The content of GLA ranged from 3.3 % in A. leptophylla subsp. leptophylla to 6.7 % in A. anvensis subsp. orientalis. As a conclusion, these seed oils may not be considered as new sources of GL4 because of low amounts of GLA in the studied Anchusa species.
ACCESSION #
103602949

 

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