A major latex-like protein is a key factor in crop contamination by persistent organic pollutants.

@article{Inui2013AML,
  title={A major latex-like protein is a key factor in crop contamination by persistent organic pollutants.},
  author={Hideyuki Inui and Mami Sawada and Junya Goto and Kiyoshi Yamazaki and Noriko Kodama and Hiroki Tsuruta and Heesoo Eun},
  journal={Plant physiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={161 4},
  pages={2128-35}
}
This is the first report, to our knowledge, to reveal important factors by which members of the Cucurbitaceae family, such as cucumber (Cucumis sativus), watermelon (Citrullus lanatus), melon (Cucumis melo), pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo), squash (C. pepo), and zucchini (C. pepo), are selectively polluted with highly toxic hydrophobic contaminants, including organochlorine insecticides and dioxins. Xylem sap of C. pepo ssp. pepo, which is a high accumulator of hydrophobic compounds, solubilized the… CONTINUE READING

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