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The boar-pheromone steroid identified in vegetables


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.

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Claus, R., Hoppen, H.O. The boar-pheromone steroid identified in vegetables. Experientia 35, 1674–1675 (1979).

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  • Steroid
  • Apium Graveolens
  • Pastinaca Sativa