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Journal of Applied Sciences
Year: 2002  |  Volume: 2  |  Issue: 1  |  Page No.: 48 - 50

Effect of Water Logging on Fatty Acid Composition in Cotton Seedling Roots

Saghir Ahmed Sheikh, Muhammad Ibrahim Keerio, Maqsood Anwar Rustamani and Mohammad Ashraf Mirjat    

Abstract: Fatty acid analysis in cotton seedlings following waterlogging showed changes in both their levels and relative composition. This treatment caused a marked increase in the amount of esterified fatty acids. Waterlogging also enhanced the synthesis of a set of low molecular weight compounds and suppressed the synthesis of all the “normal” fatty acids. A significant increase in free fatty acids was also observed.

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