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Localization of lipids containing (Z)-11-eicosenoic acid and (Z)-13-docosenoic acid in Tropaeolum majus
(Z)-11-Eicosenoic (gondoic) and (Z)-13-docosenoic (erucic) acids were found in large proportions as constituent fatty acids of the triglycerides and polar lipids in seeds and petals of Tropaeolum majus. In the lipids of the other floral organs as well as in those of vegetative organs, only traces of these fatty acids were detected. During seed germination, the proportions of the two fatty acids did not change. (Z)-9,12- Octadecadienoic (linoleic) and (Z)-9,12,15-octadecatrienoic (linolenic) acids, which occurred only in traces in lipids of the seeds, were major constituent fatty acids of lipids in floral and vegetative organs as well as those of callus cultures. © 1976.
Authors: Radwan, S. S.