Biosynthesis of Stigmasterol in Tomato Fruits

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Science  08 Sep 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3480, pp. 671-672
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3480.671


The presence of stigmasterol in tomato fruits was demonstrated. Labeled mevalonic acid was incorporated into this sterol, while sodium acetate was not. The identity of the isolated product was established by rigorous purification to constant specific activity, melting point determinations, and infrared spectrum