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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: HIGH LEVELS OF (+)-GOSSYPOL IN COTTONSEED: GENETICS AND POTENTIAL UTILIZATION.)

Author
item Stipanovic, Robert - Bob
item Bell, Alois - Al
item Puckhaber, Lorraine
item Bailey, C.
item Ziehr, M.
item Kubena, Leon

Submitted to: American Oil Chemists' Society Meeting
Publication Type: Abstract only
Publication Acceptance Date: 1/8/2000
Publication Date: N/A
Citation:

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Gossypol is toxic to non-ruminant animals. It exists as two optically active isomers due to restricted rotation around the binapthyl carbon- carbon bond. A number of studies have shown that the (-)-isomer is significantly more biologically active than the (+)-isomer. We have now shown that the (+)-isomer is significantly less toxic to male broiler chicks. The ratio of (+)/(-)-gossypol differs significantly among different cotton cultivars. The genetics that control this ratio has been partially defined.

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