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Table 2 Sterol content (μg mg− 1 of protein) of plasma membrane from cauliflower inflorescences and leaves at 70 days and 90 days of plant development. The data are represented as the means (n = 3, where n = different plasma membrane extractions) ± SE. Different letters indicate statistically significant differences (p < 0.05, HSD Tukey’s test) between treatments

From: Plasma membrane vesicles from cauliflower meristematic tissue and their role in water passage

  Inflorescences Leaves
μg mg−1 of protein 70-day 90-day 70-day 90-day
Campesterol 1.94 ± 0.39b 5.68 ± 0.64a 1.72 ± 0.46b 2.10 ± 0.35b
Stigmasterol 0.53 ± 0.16a 0.60 ± 0.19a 0.16 ± 0.07c 0.25 ± 0.09b
β-Sitosterol 0.79 ± 0.11b 1.71 ± 0.05a 0.95 ± 0.11b 2.14 ± 0.37a
Stigmasterol/β-Sitosterol ratio 0.67 ± 0.08a 0.35 ± 0.1b 0.17 ± 0.02c 0.12 ± 0.03c