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1 December 2004 The Occurrence of Lipidic Storage Compounds in Grimmia (Bryopsida)
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Using transmission electron microscopy, histochemistry, and analytical techniques, lipids are shown to constitute the most important cytoplasmic fraction in ten species of Grimmia. Major compounds common to these species are identified as β-sitosterol, linoleic acid, and α-amyrin acetate. The triterpenoid, α-amyrin, has rarely been reported in mosses, and its possible chemotaxonomic value is pointed out.
Belén Estébanez, Eugenia Ron, Carmen Alfayate, Antonio González and Jaime Bermejo "The Occurrence of Lipidic Storage Compounds in Grimmia (Bryopsida)," The Bryologist 107(4), (1 December 2004). https://doi.org/10.1639/0007-2745(2004)107[501:TOOLSC]2.0.CO;2
Received: 4 April 2004; Accepted: 1 July 2004; Published: 1 December 2004
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