Fatty Acids: In vivo Synthesis by the Green Peach Aphid, Myzus persicae (Sulzer)

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Science  31 May 1963:
Vol. 140, Issue 3570, pp. 983-984
DOI: 10.1126/science.140.3570.983


After feeding through an artificial membrane on an 18 percent sucrose solution containing either acetate-1-C14 or uniformly-labeled glucose-C14, Myzus persicae incorporated 75 percent of the carbon-14 into palmitoleic, stearic, and oleic acids. Small amounts were incorporated into myristic, linoleic, and linolenic acids; no significant amounts were incorporated into the short-chain fatty acids.