The boar-pheromone steroid identified in vegetables
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- Claus, R. & Hoppen, H.O. Experientia (1979) 35: 1674. doi:10.1007/BF01953265
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The steroid 5a-androst-16-en-3-one, known as a boar pheromone, was identified in parsnip (Pastinaca sativa) and celery (Apium graveolens). Concentrations are in the range of 8 ng/g plant.