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Diosgenin and β-Sitosterol: Isolation from Solanum Xanthocarpum Tissue Cultures

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Science  13 Sep 1968:
Vol. 161, Issue 3846, pp. 1145
DOI: 10.1126/science.161.3846.1145

Abstract

Diosgenin and β-sitosterol were isolated from Solanum xanthocarpum callus, crystallized, and chemically characterized. That these metabolites, particularly diosgenin, form in significant amounts in tissue culture may prove useful.