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Apollo 12 lunar material - Effects on lipid levels of tobacco tissue cultures.Tobacco tissue cultures grown in contact with lunar material from Apollo 12, for a 12-week period, resulted in fluctuations of both the relative and absolute concentrations of endogenous sterols and fatty acids. The experimental tissues contained higher concentrations of sterols than the controls did. The ratio of campesterol to stigmasterol was greater than 1 in control tissues, but less than 1 in the experimental tissues after 3 weeks. High relative concentrations (17.1 to 22.2 per cent) of an unidentified compound or compounds were found only in control tissues that were 3 to 9 weeks of age.
Document ID
19720036184
Document Type
Reprint (Version printed in journal)
Authors
Weete, J. D. (Lunar Science Institute Houston, Tex., United States)
Walkinshaw, C. H. (U.S. Forest Service; NASA, Manned Spacecraft Center Lunar Receiving Laboratory, Houston, Tex., United States)
Laseter, J. L. (Louisiana State University New Orleans, La., United States)
Date Acquired
August 6, 2013
Publication Date
February 11, 1972
Publication Information
Publication: Science
Volume: 175
Subject Category
BIOSCIENCES
Funding Number(s)
CONTRACT_GRANT: NSR-09-051-001
CONTRACT_GRANT: NAS9-11339
Distribution Limits
Public
Copyright
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