Plant growth, metabolism and adaptation in relation to stress conditions v. Effects of salinity on the fatty acids of germinating flax, cotton and castor bean seeds
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The same three fatty acids were detected in flax, cotton and castor bean seeds: myristic, plamitic and oleic. In addition, linoleic was found in flax and lauric and stearic in castor bean. The seeds were germinated over a period of 12 days and showed variable changes in the major fatty acids. In the three seeds, salinization with 0.5% and 1.0% NaCI led to decreases or increases in the contents of certain fatty acids. Also disappearance of certain fatty acids was accompanied by appearance of others.