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Call for seed specimens for Seed Lipid study
From: "Victor G. Soukup" <soukupvg at email.uc.edu> on 1998.02.11 at 13:15:05(1914)|
>Date: Mon, 02 Feb 1998 23:22:47 -0500
>From: "Victor G. Soukup"
>Subject: Call for seed specimens for Seed Lipid study
>Dear Aroid-l Membership, et al,
> My study of the acid profiles of the seed lipids of Araceae is
progressing. The help of the Aroid-l correspondents has been invaluable
and I graciously give thanks for the past help. Besides the primary goals,
the study has found a unique acid, 13-phenyltridecanoic acid, as a major
component of the seed lipids in subfamily Aroideae of Araceae
(Phytochemistry 1997) and another apparently unique acid,
2-octylcyclopropane-octanoic acid, in the genus Montrichardia. Forty three
of the 105 genera in the family have now been examined.
> There are, however, some major gaps among the genera examined. Seeds
of the following genera are needed at this time: Eminium, Theriophonum,
>Typhonium, Pothos, Homalomena, Caladium, Pseudodracontium, Cryptocoryne,
>Lagenandra, and at least some of the Madagascan genera (except Typhonodorum).
> I usually need a minimum of 5 - 6 fruits/seeds for an analysis,
although I prefer to have 10 - 15 for duplicate determinations, etc. While
my primary study is on seed lipids, I prefer to receive fruits (berries)
because I am also carrying out a similar study of the soft berry tissues.
However, if only seeds are available, I gladly accept seeds. All submitted
mateials should be identified, preferably down to species, and any known
collection information supplied.
> Donations of fruits/seeds will be acknowledged in future
>will reimburse your expenses if requested to do so.
> Thanks for you kind consideration. Sincerely,
Victor G. Soukup
Assoc. Curator of the Herbarium|
Department of Biological Sciences
P.O. Box 210006
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0006
Herbarium phone: 513-556-9761
From: "Mr R.a McClure" <Rob.McClure at sci.monash.edu.au> on 1998.02.24 at 22:08:55(1921)|
I have been meaning to email for ages and thank you for your
Christmas message and great photo of Arisaema angustata v.peninsulae.
Thank you !
You sure get to see nice aroids in your travels.
Glad to hear your work is going well too.
This summer has been a bountiful one for my aroids and as a result I
have seeds and fruit of: Dracunculus canariensis
You have probably 'done' these already but if you would like any of
the above drop me a line and I will post them over.
Cheers for now,
Monash University, Clayton 3168
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