Cholesterol in Plants?

Yit Chin Chuan medp3001 at
Thu Sep 15 06:08:35 EST 1994

Leslie Harrison (chmhl at wrote:
: dkim at wrote:
: : 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" ?

: Cholesterol is present in plants although often only in trace amounts.

Most cell membranes will have some cholesterol incorporated into it,
unless what they have taught me was wrong.... ;-)

Yit , no sig yet, but why bother ? ;-)

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