Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The current interest in renewable resources has led to research regarding the occurrence and distribution of unusual and technically interesting fatty acids. Their sporadic occurrence in seed fats is genetically determined and they are highly significant indicators of phylogenetic relationships. Capillary gas chromatographic “fingerprints” of unusual fatty acids can be used in chemotaxonomic studies. In the family Ranunculaceae a large number of unusual fatty acids occurs and the seed fatty acid patterns observed are highly correlated to plant genus. Differences in fatty acid patterns illustrate a separate position of A. rivularis within the genus Anemone and show similarities between this species on the one hand and Caltha, Cimicifuga and Actaea on the other hand.

Authors: Aitzetmüller, Kurt

Journal: Systematics and Evolution of the Ranunculiflorae

Year: 1995


Page: 229-240

UID: PFA:10102

DOI: 10.1007/978-3-7091-6612-3_23

Genus Species Data Points
Helleborus niger 13
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