Fatty Acid Composition of the Seeds of Some Vicia Species
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The Fabaceae (Leguminosae) is a family of flowering plants comprising about 269 genera and 5100 species and is one of the largest plant families in the world and also in Turkey. It comprises 68 genera and more than 900 species in the Flora of Turkey . The Vicia genera include around 190 species located mainly in the Mediterranean region. Vicia genera, as other legumes, may grow under drought stress conditions and on poor soils due to their capacity to fix atmospheric nitrogen . Legume plants include many economically important crop plants that are utilized in human foodstuffs, herbal medicines, oil materials, and as animal forages . The use of the Vicia species as grain legumes requires an understanding of their nutritive value and the potential toxicity of the grain of the different species to the various types of livestock (fish, poultry, pigeons, pigs, horses, cattle, sheep, goats) and humans .
Studies on the oil contents and fatty acid compositions of Viciaspecies are...
KeywordsFatty Acid Methyl Ester Unsaturated Fatty Acid Saturated Fatty Acid Arachidic Acid Margaric Acid
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