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Fatty acid composition of Juniperus species (Juniperus section) native to Turkey.
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PMID:  22908582     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Fatty acid compositions of seeds of five taxa of the Juniperus section of the genus Juniperus L. (Cupressaceae), i. e. J. drupacea Lab., J. communis L. var. communis, J. communis var. saxatilis Pall., J. oxycedrus L. subsp. oxycedrus, and J. oxycedrus subsp. macrocarpa (Sibth. & Sm.) Ball, were investigated. Methyl ester derivatized fatty acids of the lipophylic extracts of the five species were comparatively analyzed by capillary gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC-MS). Juniperus taxa showed uniform fatty acid patterns, among which linoleic (25.8 - 32.5%), pinolenic (11.9 - 24.1%) and oleic acids (12.4 - 17.2%) were determined to be the main fractions in the seed oils. Juniperonic acid was found to be remarkably high in J. communis var. saxatilis (11.4%), J. oxycedrus subsp. oxycedrus (10.4%), and J. communis var. communis (10.1%). To the best of our knowledge, the present work discloses the first report on the fatty acid compositions of seeds of this Juniperus section grown in Turkey.
Aysegül Güvenç; Nurgün Küçükboyaci; Ahmet Ceyhan Gören
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Natural product communications     Volume:  7     ISSN:  1934-578X     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat Prod Commun     Publication Date:  2012 Jul 
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Created Date:  2012-08-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  101477873     Medline TA:  Nat Prod Commun     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  919-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ankara University, Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Botany, 06100 Tandogan, Ankara, Turkey.
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