Brassica oleracea genotypes displaying interesting fatty acid profiles for Brassica napus breeding


Seyis F., Friedt W.

AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH, vol.5, no.23, pp.3191-3195, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 5 Issue: 23
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Title of Journal : AFRICAN JOURNAL OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.3191-3195

Abstract

Brassica oleracea (CC) normally displays an erucic acid (22: 1) content ranging from 28 to 63%. In the course of studies dealing with the inheritance of erucic acid content in the seed oil of Brassica species individual plants belonging to three accessions of B. oleracea conv. capitata - Kashirka 202, Ladozhskaya DS 8395 and Eisenkopf - were identified displaying low, intermediary and high erucic acid content. The fatty acid profiles of these cabage genotypes and their potential use in Brassica napus breeding is discussed.