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Table 1 Fatty acid percentage, percentage of monounsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) double bond index (DBI = ∑ (unsaturated fatty acids x number of double bonds)), ratio of unsaturated fatty acids (RUFA = (C18:2 + C18:3)/(C18:1), for plasma membrane from cauliflower inflorescences and leaves at 70 days and 90 days of development. The data are represented as the means (n = 3, where n = different plasma membrane extractions) ± SE. Different letters indicate statistically significant differences (p < 0.05, in HSD Tukey’s test) between treatments

From: Plasma membrane vesicles from cauliflower meristematic tissue and their role in water passage

  Inflorescences Leaves
% Fatty acids 70-day 90-day 70-day 90-day
Palmitoleic acid (C16:1) 31.41 ± 0.44a 30.99 ± 1.22a 19.09 ± 0.4b 29.42 ± 0.75a
Oleic acid (C18:1) 6.42 ± 0.70b 5.59 ± 0.78b 11.66 ± 0.51a 0.79 ± 0.07c
Linoleic acid (C18:2) 26.71 ± 1.09a 22.66 ± 0.68b 21.24 ± 0.69b 25.35 ± 1.01a
Linolenic acid (C18:3) 35.46 ± 0.91d 40.91 ± 0.8c 48.08 ± 0.64a 44.44 ± 0.51b
MUFA 37.88 ± 0.26a 36.5 ± 0.45a 30.78 ± 0.27b 30.31 ± 0.47b
RUFA 9.94 ± 1.13d 11.8 ± 1.64b 5.95 ± 0.12c 89.1 ± 5.76a
DBI 166.28 ± 1.27c 173.74 ± 0.3b 198.65 ± 3.8a 184.82 ± 3.62b