Fatty Acid Composition of Seed Oils in Some Sand Dune Vegetation Species from Turkey

Ozcan T.

CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL COMPOUNDS, cilt.50, ss.804-809, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 50 Konu: 5
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s10600-014-1088-4
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.804-809


Six species from sand dunes of northwest Turkey were investigated for their total seed oil lipid and fatty acid (FA) profiles. The total oil content ranged from 4.26 to 33.64% (Plantago scabra and Glaucium flavum, respectively). The major FAs were linoleic, oleic, palmitic, and stearic acids (20.78-60.69%, 14.73-56.64, 5.42-15.13, and 1.65-3.67%, respectively). Considerable amounts of gamma-linolenic acid were found in Plantago scabra and Cionura erecta (13.13 and 1.37%, respectively). The unsaturated FA content ranged from 83.09% in Cardaria draba to 87.80% in Eryngium maritimum. Significant correlations between FA concentrations in these species were evaluated. These species, as alternative sources of unsaturated FAs, should be evaluated as novel salt-tolerant crops and used for improving salt tolerance of existing oilseed crops.