Grasas y Aceites, Vol 51, No 5 (2000)

Fatty acid composition in leaf lipids of some Carex L. (Cyperaceae) species from Northeast Anatolia (Turkey)


https://doi.org/10.3989/gya.2000.v51.i5.429

Faik Ahmet Ayaz
Department of Biology, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey, Turkey

Arzu Olgun
Department of Biology, Karadeniz Technical University, 61080 Trabzon, Turkey, Turkey

Abstract


Fatty acid composition of 16 species of Carex from 15 sections are reported. The palmitic acid is the dominant fatty acid in lipid of all species and sections surveyed. The linoleic and linolenic acids were the second most abundant fatty acids. Taxonomic value and phylogenetic implications of results are discussed.

Keywords


Carex L.; Fatty acid (composition); Leaf; Turkey

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