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  1. Vol. 58 No. 1, p. 30-32
     
    Received: Apr 21, 1965


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doi:10.2134/agronj1966.00021962005800010010x

Fatty Acid Composition of Seed Oil of Wild Species of Linum1

  1. D. M. Yermanos,
  2. B. H. Beard,
  3. K. S. Gill and
  4. M. P. Anderson2

Abstract

Abstract

Fatty acid composition of seed oil of 34 wild species of flax was determined. The same fatty acids were present in these species as in cultivated flax. Variability in their relative proportions, however, was greater among wild species than among 266 lines of cultivated flax analyzed. In general wild species had a high linolenic acid content. A few species, however, had high linoleic and low linolenic acid content.

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