Alkanes of foliar epicuticular waxes from five cycad genera in the Zamiaceae

  title={Alkanes of foliar epicuticular waxes from five cycad genera in the Zamiaceae},
  author={R. Osborne and A. Salatino and M. L. Salatino and C. Sekiya and M. V. Torres},
The n-alkane distribution patterns from 31 specimens in the meso-American cycad genera Ceratozamia, Dioon, Zamia and two Australian taxa, reported from GC analysis, complement a previously published investigation of the African genus, Encephalartos and complete a survey of the Zamiaceae. The significant proportions of n-alkane homologues with short (<n-C25) carbon chains, the extended distribution range (n-C26 to n-C33) and a general absence of prevalence of odd- over even-numbered homologues… Expand
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