The occurrence of glucosinolates during the flowering and maturation of oilseed rape (Brassica napus L.)

Lucyna Drozdowska, Janina Rogozińska


It was found that in the vegetative organs of rape, glucosinolates are present in insignificant amounts and their content decreases toward development. Higher amounts were found in flower buds; in the course of seed formation, continuous accumulation of giucosinolates proceeds up to the stage of technical maturity. Among the glucosinolates, progoitrin predominated during all developmental stages.

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