Fatty Acid Composition of Different Quercus Species

  • Mahmut Kaplan
  • Kagan KoktenEmail author
  • Aydin Sukru Bengu
  • Yusuf Murat Kardes
  • Aydin Das
  • Akife Dalda Sekerci

Quercus is among the largest woody species (500 species) including trees and shrubs (Fagaceae) [1]. They are used in several industries such as human nutrition, wild and culture animal nutrition, dye, tannin, and oil and fuel production [2]. Quercus species can adapt to different climate and environmental conditions easily and are sometimes used in erosion control practice [2]. These species are quite common in North America, Europe, and East Asia.

The acorn chemical composition [3], oil [4], and fatty acids [5] greatly vary with the species and ecological conditions of the growing regions. The present study was conducted to characterize seven different acorn (Quercus sp.) species with regard to fatty acid composition.

In this study, the fatty acid composition of acorns of seven different Quercus species was analyzed, and the results are shown in Table 1. The fatty acid composition of the studied acorns used as animal feed showed different concentrations of saturated and unsaturated...


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mahmut Kaplan
    • 1
  • Kagan Kokten
    • 2
    Email author
  • Aydin Sukru Bengu
    • 3
  • Yusuf Murat Kardes
    • 1
  • Aydin Das
    • 4
  • Akife Dalda Sekerci
    • 5
  1. 1.Department of Field Crops, Faculty of Seyrani AgricultureErciyes UniversityKayseriTurkey
  2. 2.Department of Field Crops, Faculty of AgricultureBingol UniversityBingolTurkey
  3. 3.Department of Medical Services and Techniques, Vocational School of Health ServicesBingol UniversityBingolTurkey
  4. 4.Department of Animal Science, Faculty of Veterinary MedicineHarran UniversitySanliurfaTurkey
  5. 5.Department of Horticulture, Faculty of AgricultureErciyes UniversityKayseriTurkey

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