Cholesterol in Plants?
chmhl at leonis.nus.sg
Thu Sep 15 05:58:19 EST 1994
dkim at unm.edu wrote:
: 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" ?
Cholesterol is present in plants although often only in trace amounts.
Leslie J Harrison Internet: chmhl at leonis.nus.sg
Dept of Chemistry
National University of Singapore Tel: (65) 772 2687
Singapore 0511 Fax: (65) 779 1691
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