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Articles by Mevlut AKCURA
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  Kagan Kokten , Alpaslan Kocak , Mahmut Kaplan , Mevlut Akcura , Adil Bakoglu and Eyup Bagci
  The seed oils of seven Trifolium species (Leguminosae) were investigated for their protein, tannin contents and fatty acid compositions. The fatty acid compositions of these seven different species were determined by gas chromatography of the methyl esters of their fatty acids. The seed protein contents were found to be between 23.57 and 36.60%. The seed tannin contents were found to be between 0.77 and 1.73%. The seed oils of Trifolium species contain palmitic and stearic acids as the major component fatty acids, among the saturated acids, with a small amount of myristic, pentadecanoic, arachidic and behenic acids. The major unsaturated fatty acids found in the seed oils were oleic, linoleic and linolenic acids. In this study, Total Saturated Fatty Acids (TSFA) of Trifolium species were between 18.5 and 24.4% while Total Unsaturated Fatty Acids (TUSFA) were between 71.1 and 80.3%. The results revealed that the seed oils of Trifolium species studied with a substantial amount of very long chain fatty acids might have attracted attention because of their value of nutritional, industrial and renewable resources.
  Mevlut AKCURA
  Twenty durum wheat pure lines obtained from landraces collected from southwestern districts of Konya and 5 durum wheat cultivars were evaluated under rain fed conditions in Konya between 2005 and 2008 in a 3 replicates randomized complete block design to estimate genetic variation and heritability for grain yield and 6 quality traits. The overall goal of the study was to improve pure lines from durum wheat landraces for low input agricultural areas of the Central Anatolian region and similar environmental conditions. The broad sense heritability estimates ranged from 12.9% (particle size index) to 50.0% (semolina color). The highest expected genetic advance as a percentage of mean was recorded for grain yield (8.35%), followed by semolina color (5.50%). Mean grain yield values of the pure lines from landraces ranged from 1.85 to 2.85 t ha-1. Out of 20 pure lines, 14 had above average grain yield of 4 standard cultivars. Based on mean performance, pure line 4 was superior with respect to grain yield; pure line 5 was superior with respect to mini SDS sedimentation and grain yield. Comparisons between the pure lines and the modern cultivars led to the conclusion that grain yield, protein content, mini SDS sedimentation, and semolina color of some pure lines were usually higher than those of modern cultivars. According to the results, some pure lines could be tested in winter durum wheat registration trials, and some lines could be used as genetic material to broaden the genetic basis of durum wheat breeding programs all over the world.
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