Tocopherols and leaf age in Xanthium strumarium L.
Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
Volume 118, Issue 1, pages 95–99, May 1991
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MOLINA-TORRES, J. and MARTINEZ, M. L. (1991), Tocopherols and leaf age in Xanthium strumarium L. New Phytologist, 118: 95–99. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1991.tb00569.x
- Issue published online: 28 APR 2006
- Article first published online: 28 APR 2006
- (Received 18 December 1989; accepted 7 January 1991)
- Xanthium strumarium;
The concentration of tocopherol in the leaves of Xanthium strumarium L., plants growing under vegetative conditions, were analysed to determine whether they are maintained constant in the different leaves, during the light period throughout the vegetative growth of the plant, α- and γ-Tocopherols were present in this tissue. A relation between tocopherol content and leafage was observed. α-Tocopherol accumulated with the age of the leaf. γ-Tocopherol was present in low concentrations throughout the life of the leaf.