Lipid-Protein Particles: Isolation from Seeds of Gossypium hirsutum

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Science  22 Nov 1963:
Vol. 142, Issue 3595, pp. 1062-1064
DOI: 10.1126/science.142.3595.1062-a


Subcellular particles were isolated from cottonseed by tanning of the cell contents followed by differential centrifugation. The particles, high in protein content and containing approximately 28 and 44 percent lipids, are thought to be the site of oil storage and lipid synthesis.