Chemotaxonomic evaluation of Turkish species of Salvia: Fatty acid compositions of seed oils


Goren A. C. , KILIC T., DIRMENCI T., BILSEL G.

BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY, vol.34, no.2, pp.160-164, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.bse.2005.09.002
  • Title of Journal : BIOCHEMICAL SYSTEMATICS AND ECOLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.160-164
  • Keywords: Salvia species, fatty acid, oleic acid, linoleic acid, linolenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, terpenoids, chemotaxonomy, NORTHWESTERN ARGENTINA, CHIA, HISPANICA, CHOLESTEROL, TURKEY, L.

Abstract

Fatty acid composition of nine species of Salvia, naturally growing in Turkey was determined: Salvia syriaca, Salvia potentilli-folia, Salvia candidissima ssp. occidentalis, Salvia macrochlamys, Salvia poculata, Salvia tomentosa, Salvia recognita, Salvia virgata and Salvia ceratophylla. The main compounds were found to be linoleic acid (18:2; 24.3-69.2%), linolenic acid (18:3; 0.6-40.8%), oleic acid (18:1; 8.3-31.0%), palmitic acid (16:0; 3.8-21.0%) and stearic acid (18:0; 1.8-5.2%). Fatty acid composition of Salvia seed oils could be used as a chemotaxonomical marker. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.