Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The seeds of Parinarium excelsum and P. macrophyllum (Rosaceae or Chrysobalanaceae) yield about 65-66% of oil. 13C NMR and gas chromatographic analyses show that these two oils have a high content in α-eleostearic acid, about 62% for P. excelsum and 33% for P. macrophyllum. These results indicate that α-eleosteatic acid can be used as chemotaxonomic tracer and are in agreement, from a chemical point of view, with authors which consider that Chrysobalanaceae constitute a family different from Rosaceae.

Authors: Miralles, J.; Bassene, E.; Gaydou, E. M.; Bourreil, P. J. L.; Ndiaye, F.; Rasoarahona, J.; Kornprobst, J. M.

Journal: Fett Wissenschaft Technologie/Fat Science Technology

Year: 1994

Volume: 96

Page: 64-66


DOI: 10.1002/lipi.19940960208

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