Section 5
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Seed oil content and fatty acid composition in East African sesame (Sesamum indicum L.) accessions evaluated over 3 years

Were, B.A.; Onkware, A.O.; Gudu, S.; Welander, M.; Carlsson, A.S.

Field Crops Research 97(2/3): 254-260


ISSN/ISBN: 0378-4290
DOI: 10.1016/j.fcr.2005.10.009
Accession: 004471806

Oil content and fatty acid composition are important attributes desirable in oil crops. A 3-year (2002-2004) field evaluation of selected East African sesame accessions was conducted in Busia district in Kenya to assess the variability in the seed oil content, fatty acid composition and relationship between oil content and specific fatty acids. The correlations among different fatty acids and oil content were examined to create an understanding of their interrelations for future breeding.

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