Exploring Phylogenetic Relationships between Hundreds of Plant Fatty Acids Synthesized by Thousands of Plants. more details ...
Abstract The seed oil of the gymnosperm Welwitschia mirabilis was found to contain malvalic acid, a cyclopropenoic fatty acid. This is in sharp contrast to most other gymnosperms, which contain Delta 5 cis-fatty acids as well as the normal set of fatty acids. The importance of this finding in relation to questions of the evolution of the Gymnospermae and Angiospermae, the two main branches of higher plants, is briefly discussed.
Citation

Authors: Aitzetmuller, K.; Vosmann, K.

Journal: Journal of the American Oil Chemists Society

Year: 1998

Volume: 75

Page: 1761-1765

UID: WOS:000078041500012

DOI: 10.1007/s11746-998-0329-8

SOFA citation(s)

Authors: Aitzetmueller, K.

Journal: J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc.

Year: 1998

Volume: 75

Page: 1897-1899

Authors: Aitzetmueller, K. Vosmann, K.

Journal: J. Amer. Oil Chem. Soc.

Year: 1998

Volume: 75

Page: 1761-1765

SOFA Table(s)
Plants
Genus Species Order Family Data Points
Ephedra gerardiana Gnetales Ephedraceae 63
Nigella bucharica Ranunculales Ranunculaceae 5
Nigella integrifolia Ranunculales Ranunculaceae 5
Pseudotsuga menziesii Pinales Pinaceae 29
Welwitschia mirabilis Gnetales Welwitschiaceae 19