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- Buglossoides arvensis (L.), a member of the plant family Boraginaceae, commonly referred to as corn grom-well, or more recently as Ahiflower, this weed plant has evoked high interest amongst researchers for its nutraceutical value. Ahiflower oil is a dietary oil rich in stearidonic acid (20% SDA; 18:4 n-3). The SDA-rich Ahiflower oil (45% ALA, 20% SDA) extracted from the seed of Buglossoides arvensis is more efficient than ALA-rich flaxseed oil (60% ALA) at increasing serum, erythrocyte, mononuclear cell and neutrophil EPA and docosapentaenoic acid (DPA, 22:5 n-3) contents .
- Common Name: Field gromwell,Corn gromwell,Bastard alkanet, Ahiflower
- NCBI Taxonomy
Different Tissues & Growth Regimes
Internal Control Genes
|Gene Symbol||Gene Name||Application Scope||Accession Number||Primers (5'-3')
|Size [bp]||Tm [℃]||Detection|
|CAC||Clathrin adaptor complexes||
- Name: Martin Filion
- Email: email@example.com
- Institution: Department of Biology, Université de Moncton, 18 Antonine-Maillet Ave, Moncton, NB E1A 3E9, Canada
Cited by 7 (Based on Google Scholar [2017-09-01])
- Gadkar VJ, Filion M (2015) Validation of endogenous reference genes in Buglossoides arvensis for normalizing RT-qPCR-based gene expression data. Springerplus 4, 178.
- Lefort N, Le Blanc R, Surette ME (2017) Dietary Buglossoides Arvensis Oil Increases Circulating n-3 Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids in a Dose-Dependent Manner and Enhances Lipopolysaccharide-Stimulated Whole Blood Interleukin-10-A Randomized Placebo-Controlled Trial. Nutrients 9.