Gamma-linolenic acid from Cape Verdian Boraginaceae.


The distribution of gamma-linolenic acid (GLA) was studied in the seed oil of six Cape Verdian Boraginaceae. The GLA ranges from trace levels in the three Heliotropum surveyed to 22.2% on saponifiable oil in Echium stenosiphon. All Echium species had GLA percentages in their seed oil around 20%. Echium seeds yield saponifiable oil from 15.8% (E. stenosiphon… (More)


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@article{GuilGuerrero2006GammalinolenicAF, title={Gamma-linolenic acid from Cape Verdian Boraginaceae.}, author={Jos{\'e} Luis Guil-Guerrero and Juan Carlos L{\'o}pez-Mart{\'i}nez and R Navarro-Ju{\'a}rez and Francisco G{\'o}mez-Mercado}, journal={Natural product research}, year={2006}, volume={20 1}, pages={9-12} }