Cholesterol in Plants?

dkim at unm.edu dkim at unm.edu
Tue Sep 13 14:53:23 EST 1994


Hello:

As long as I am on the subject of plant hormones:

I had been told many times that cholesterol is unknown in the plant world,
and yet Ecdysone is a steroid hormone.  So, is it synthesized via 
cholesterol?  Is no food actually "safe" and "virtuous" ?

(I ask a little tongue in cheek)

Daniel Kim




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