Fatty Acid ß-Oxidation in Higher Plants

  • Bernt Gerhardt


Thirty years ago, Stumpf and Barber1 studying fatty acid oxidation of in vitro systems from plants suggested that plant cells possess the ß-oxidation sequence known for mammalian and microbial cells at that time. Subsequent studies, mainly from Stumpf’s laboratory, in principle established the existence of the ß-oxidation pathway in plant cells.


Castor Bean Ricinoleic Acid Glyoxylate Cycle Castor Bean Endosperm Germinate Castor Bean 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernt Gerhardt
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanisches InstitutUniversität MünsterMünsterFederal Republic of Germany

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