Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract In the present work we investigated the glyceride and sterol compositions of Astrocatyum macrocalyx (''huicungo'') kernel fat. This species is native from the Peruvian Amazonia (lquitos). Gas chromatographic analysis of the fatty acids revealed 8 components, among which lauric (54.5%) and myristic (21.9%) acids predominate. The sterol profile is classic; beta-sitosterol and campesterol are the main constituents (74.3 and 12.0% respectively) while the Delta(7)-sterols were detected in minute amounts. X-ray diffraction measurements showed that Astrocaryum macrocalyx kernel fat is stabilized in the beta(1)'-2 polymorphic form at ambiant temperature.

Authors: Lognay, G.; Desmedt, A.; Mejia, K.; Trevejo, E.; Marlier, M.

Journal: Grasas Y Aceites

Year: 1995

Volume: 46

Page: 308-310

UID: WOS:A1995TN75700016

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Genus Species Data Points
Astrocaryum macrocalyx 8
Astrocaryum murumuru 8
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