Variability in oil quality among peanut genotypes in the Florida breeding program.

Norden, A.J. and Gorbet, D.W. and Knauft, D.A. and Young, C.T. (1987) Variability in oil quality among peanut genotypes in the Florida breeding program. Peanut Science, 14 (1). pp. 7-11.

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Fatty acid distribution of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea) genotypes (228 in 1984 and 298 in 1985) grown at Gainesville and Marianna (Florida) was determined by gas-liquid chromatography. A wider range in fatty acid composition, especially in oleic and linoleic acids, was found among these genotypes than reported previously for the species. Two closely related experimental lines (435-2--1 and 435-2--2) had 80% oleic and 2% linoleic acid, with iodine values of 74. For the Florida breeding lines, iodine values of the oil ranged from 74 to 107 and the oleic/linoleic ratios from 0.9 to 35.1, compared to 95 and slightly less than 2, respectively, for Florunner. The oleic acid content of different experimental lines ranged from 37% to 80% and the linoleic acid content from 2% to 43%. It is suggested that the magnitude of this variability should permit the development of cultivars with a range of oil composition for various nutritional and industrial purposes. All the oil quality factors studied were highly significantly affected by genotype, and all but 3 of the factors were significantly affected by season.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The technical assistance of Harry Wood, Willis Lipford, and Wayne Branch and the financial assistance of the Southeastern Peanut Association is gratefully acknowledged.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Arachis hypogaea L., fatty acids, diet, germplasm, peanut breeding, edible oils.
Author Affiliation: Dep. Agron., Univ. Florida, Gainesville, FL 32611, USA.
Subjects: Postharvest Management
Crop Improvement
Divisions: Groundnut
Depositing User: Mr Arbind Seth
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2012 08:23
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2012 08:23
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