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  1. Vol. 49 No. 11, p. 593-597
     
    Received: Apr 11, 1957
    Published: Nov, 1957


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doi:10.2134/agronj1957.00021962004900110007x

Factors Affecting Linolenic and Linoleic Acid Content of Soybean Oil1

  1. Robert W. Howell and
  2. F. I. Collins22

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Linolenic acid content of soybean oil from location and variety composites varied from about 5% to about 8.5% and linoleic acid varied from about 46% to about 54%. The levels of both fatty acids were closely, but inversely correlated with temperature. Changes in environmental factors such as photoperiod, light intensity and quality, N, P, K, and S nutrition, or the addition of manure or plant residues had little or no effect on the levels of these fatty acids.

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