Distribution of fatty acids during germination of soybean seeds

Joshi, A. C. ; Chopra, B. K. ; Collins, L. C. ; Doctor, V. M. (1973) Distribution of fatty acids during germination of soybean seeds Journal of the American Oil Chemists' Society, 50 (8). pp. 282-283. ISSN 0003-021X

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Gas chromatographic determination of the fatty acids in the seeds of soybean (Glycine max) showed mainly linoleic, oleic and palmitic acids with linoleic acid being the major component. Changes in the distribution of fatty acids were measured during germination in the cotyledons and roots. A decrease in palmitic and oleic acids was observed in the cotyledons from 6 to 12 days, while linoleic acid increased during the same period. In roots also, the major fatty acid was linoleic acid, while palmitic and linolenic acids were higher in roots in comparison with the cotyledons. During the 3-12 days of germination period, no major changes in the distribution pattern of fatty acids were observed in the roots. The possible significance of these changes is discussed.

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