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Changsha, China

Liu Q.,Central South University of forestry and Technology | Li C.,Forestry Academy of Hunan | Jiang L.,Central South University of forestry and Technology | Li H.,Forestry Academy of Hunan | And 3 more authors.
Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy | Year: 2015

The oil accumulation in Symplocos Paniculata fruit at different developmental stage were investigated by microscopic observation of cryo-sectioning. The results showed that oil content increased quadratically, and the highest oil content was up to 36.6% at 170 days after flowering. The major components in the fatty acid of Symplocos Paniculata fruit oil were palmitic, oleic, stearic, linoleic and linolenic acid. The content of saturated acids was found to be continuously decreased to 20%. Meanwhile, the content of unsaturated acids was continuously increased up to 79.8%. Oil accumulated mainly in mesocarp, endosperm, and embryo as oil bodies. The endosperm have been identified to be the major source of oil accumulation. Copyright © 2015 American Scientific Publishers All rights reserved. Source

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