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linolenic acid

 [lin″o-len´ik]
an essential fatty acid that cannot be synthesized by animal tissues and must be obtained in the diet.
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lin·o·len·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-len'ik as'id), Do not confuse this word with linoleic acid.
9,12,15-octadecatrienoic acid (also referred to as α-l); an 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals. γ-linolenic acid is 6,9,12-octadecatrienoic acid.
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linolenic acid

(lĭn′ə-lĕn′ĭk)
n.
An unsaturated fatty acid, C18H30O2, considered essential to the human diet. It is an important component of natural drying oils.
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linolenic acid

An essential 18-carbon fatty acid with 3 unsaturated bonds of either plant (alpha-linolenic acid) or animal (gamma-linolenic acid) origin.
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lin·o·len·ic ac·id

(lin'ō-len'ik as'id) Do not confuse this word with linoleic acid.
An 18-carbon triply unsaturated fatty acid that is essential in the nutrition of mammals.
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linolenic acid

An essential fatty acid. Like LINOLEIC and arachidonic acids it is polyunsaturated and found in vegetable oils and wheat germ.
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The mutant alleles that provide the greatest reduction in seed linolenic acid levels can then be combined and used in a breeding program with the appropriate molecular markers.
In addition, this reduces the linolenic fatty acid or 18 carbon fat with triple bonds that can cause a "beany" taste from decomposition products during frying.
Maternal effects on the oleic, linoleic, and linolenic acid content of rapeseed oil.
The objectives of this study were to determine the inheritance and interaction of the altered fatty acid levels in RG3 and RG1, and the effects of altered levels of palmitic and linolenic acids on other fatty acids.
What's more, corn oil is loaded with linoleic acid, which can impede an infant's ability to convert linolenic acid to DHA.
While high oleic and low linolenic acid content are of importance to the commodity soybean, the manipulation of raffinose family oligosaccharides (RFOs) is also an important aspect to improving soybean seed components [15].
During isomerization oleic acid with one double bond forms one trans isomer, linoleic acid with two double bonds forms three trans isomers and linolenic acid with three double bonds forms 7 trans isomers.
Higher levels of linoleic (23.12%) and linolenic acid (14.92%) were identified in the collected germplasm.
4 Oil expressed from olives is the healthiest because it contains less saturated fat, and is comprised of linoleic (omega 6) and linolenic acid (omega 3), which are essential fatty acids.
The intended effect of the modification in 305423 soybean is to produce seeds with increased levels of monounsaturated fatty acid (oleic) and decreased levels of polyunsaturated fatty acids (linoleic and linolenic).
The PUFA content comprises about 16 g/100 g 18:2n-6 FA (linoleic acid) and 57 g/100 g 18:3n-3 FA (linolenic acid) [7].
Eleven articles (13,323 breast cancer events and 687,770 participants) investigated fish intake, 17 articles in vestigated marine n-3 PUFA (16,178 breast cancer events and 527,392 participants) and 12 articles investigated alpha linolenic acid (14,284 breast cancer events and 405,592 participants).