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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.

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.

linolenic acid

/lin·o·len·ic ac·id/ (lin″o-len´ik) a polyunsaturated 18-carbon essential fatty acid occurring in some fish oils and many seed-derived oils.

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.

linolenic acid

[lin′ōlen′ik]
Etymology: Gk, linon, flax, oleum, oil
an unsaturated essential fatty acid occurring in triglycerides of canola, soy, linseed, and other vegetable oils.

linolenic acid

An essential 18-carbon fatty acid with 3 unsaturated bonds of either plant (alpha-linolenic acid) or animal (gamma-linolenic acid) origin.

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.

linolenic acid

An essential fatty acid. Like LINOLEIC and arachidonic acids it is polyunsaturated and found in vegetable oils and wheat germ.

linolenic acid

an essential fatty acid; α-linolenic acid is an 18 carbon fatty acid containing three double bonds at carbons 9, 12, and 15; found in plant leaves and some vegetable oils. γ-linolenic acid is an 18 carbon fatty acid containing double bonds at carbons 6, 9 and 12; produced in animals by the desaturation of linoleic acid.
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New soybean genotypes with elevated or reduced levels of palmitic acid, elevated stearic and oleic acids, and lowered linolenic acid have been developed by chemical mutagenesis at the University of Guelph.
1993) and McClure (1999) both indicated that the fan allele was not associated with agronomic traits desired in commercial soybean cultivars with low levels of linolenic acid.
Trimodal frequency distribution patterns for both oleic and linolenic acids were evident from the combined data (Fig.
Genetic relationships between loci controlling palmitic and linolenic acids in soybean.
05) effects of the major reduced palmitic acid gene on seed yield, plant height, seed oil content, and two fatty acids, oleic and linolenic acid contents (Table 1).
Limited studies have been performed (BrunklausJung and Robbelen 1987) looking at the breeding behavior and agronomic performance of mutants for linolenic acid content in rapeseed oil.