Advisor

Dr. Richard Tocher

Date of Award

1977

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Biology

Department

Biology

Physical Description

1 online resource (25 p.)

Subjects

Dwarf mistletoes, Fatty acids

DOI

10.15760/etd.2472

Abstract

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.

Description

A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Biology

Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/15911

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