Grass Pollen Constituents: the Meso-inositol Content

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INOSITOL has been shown by means of paper chromatography to be present in grass pollen1. Using a microbiological assay method involving the yeast Kloeckera brevis2, the concentrations present in six grass pollens have been determined. The values obtained in some species (dried over silica gel) are shown in Table 1. A substantial proportion of the total inositol is found in the free state.

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AUGUSTIN, R., NIXON, D. Grass Pollen Constituents: the Meso-inositol Content. Nature 179, 530–531 (1957) doi:10.1038/179530a0

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