determination of fatty acid components in the oak fruits (Quercus spp) of khamzamountain oak forest (FA2009)
Venue: 5 star Grandseas Resort
|Event Date/Time: Nov 09, 2009||End Date/Time: Nov 12, 2009|
|Registration Date: Sep 02, 2009|
|Early Registration Date: Sep 02, 2009|
|Abstract Submission Date: Sep 02, 2009|
In this study work, fatty acid composition which produced by oak tree fruits were deter mined as a fat contents in acorn, pericarp and cupules in the three oak species (Q.aegilops subsp Brantii, Q .libani and Q.infectoria).
The plant samples were collected in khamza mountain oak forest of Sulaimani/ Kurdistan region during October 2008. Exposed to air room temperature for air drying and ground to fine powered by electric blender then stored in plastic containers at 42 Â°C.
In the preliminary step fat detected from acorn, pericarp and cupules by â€œsoxhletâ€ method and the various fatty acids (saturated and unsaturated) were separated and determined by GLC.
The amount of saturated fatty acids in the acorn of the Q. aegilopsâ€™ subsp branatii, Q. libani and Q. infectoria were more than %25 , %7 and %18 , while in the pericarp were more than %9 , %12 and %11 but in the cupules were more than %9 , %10 and %10 respectively .The amount of unsaturated fatty acids in the acorn of the Q. aegilops , subspâ€™ Branatii, Q. libani and Q. infectoria were more than %70 , %91 , and %79 , while in the pericarp were more than %87 , %84 and %81 but in the cupules were more than %87 , %88 , and %84 reseptively .
The most abundant fatty acids found in the acorn, per carp and cupules were oleic followed by Lenoleic, except the cupules of Q .infectoria, the most abundant fatty acid was linolenic followed by oleic.