Portland State University. Department of Biology
Dr. Richard Tocher
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology
1 online resource (25 p.)
Dwarf mistletoes, Fatty acids
Fatty acid composition of five dwarf mistletoe species was analysed by Gas Liquid Chromatography. Because of the limitations of available equipment, only aerial shoots were analysed. Palmitic, oleic, linoleic and arachidic acids were the major components of total lipids. The sum of these acids accounted for 85-95 percent of total lipids present in the tissue. There was no apparent difference between species. The ratio of saturated acids to unsaturated acids in summer collections was higher than that of fall collections. Temperature may play an important role in controlling of these ratios. Lipid content varied from 3.25% to 8.5% on a dry weight basis depending on species.
Chen, Hwa, "The Fatty Acid Composition of Some North American Dwarf Mistletoe" (1977). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 2475.