Little Known Facts of Plant Lipid Metabolism

  • A. A. Benson


Discovery of the galactosylglycerols in wheat flour lipids by Herb Carter and his colleagues (Carter et al., 1956, 1961) engendered interest in the membrane lipid components of our diets. Being major components of chloroplasts (Benson et al., 1959) their remarkable linolenate component stimulated concern for their membrane-lipoprotein interactions and for the evolutionary relationships of such structures. Most of these questions remain unexplored.


Phytanic Acid Great Barrier Reef Plant Lipid Giant Clam Hydrogen Sulphate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. A. Benson
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  1. 1.Scripps Institution of OceanographyLa JollaUSA

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