Choline Sulfate in Higher Plants

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Science  01 Dec 1961:
Vol. 134, Issue 3492, pp. 1759
DOI: 10.1126/science.134.3492.1759


Choline sulfate, the sulfate ester of choline, is widely distributed in plant species and tissues. It constitutes up to one-third of the labeled metabolic products of radiosulfate uptake by roots of sulfur-deficient corn, barley, and sunflower plants. This neutral, nonabsorbed zwitterion appears to be a useful reservoir for sulfur in plants.