Developmental regulation of sterol biosynthesis inCucurbita maxima L.

@article{Fenner2006DevelopmentalRO,
  title={Developmental regulation of sterol biosynthesis inCucurbita maxima L.},
  author={Gregeory P. Fenner and Glenn W. Patterson and William R. Lusby},
  journal={Lipids},
  year={2006},
  volume={24},
  pages={271-277}
}
Twenty-two sterols were identified by capillary gas chromatography and capillary gas chromatography/mass spectroscopy inCucurbita maxima grown under green-house conditions. Both whole plants and individual tissues (leaves, stems, roots, cotyledons, flowers) were analyzed at weekly intervals during the 12-week development of the plant. In whole plants, sterol accumulation parallels plant growth except for a period in the mid-life cycle where there is a reduction in the amount of sterol… 

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