Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract Evening primrose (Oenothera spp.) seed contains ca. 15% protein, 24% oil, and 43% cellulose plus lignin. The protein is unusually rich in sulphur-containing amino acids and in tryptophan. The component fatty acids of the oil are 65-80% linoleic and 7-14% of γ-linolenic, but no α-linolenic acid. The 1.5-2% unsaponifiable matter has a composition very similar to that of cottonseed oil. The sterol fraction contains 90%β-sitosterol and the 4-methyl sterol fraction contains 48% citrostadienol;γ-tocopherol dominates its class, with some α- but no other tocopherols. © 1984 the American Oil Chemists' Society.

Authors: Hudson, B. J. F.

Journal: Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society

Year: 1984

Volume: 61

Page: 540-543

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02677026

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