Substances which inhibit the action of human plasma cholinesterase in vitro have been found in aqueous extracts of various members of the plant family Solanaceae. A preliminary survey of some weedy and cultivated midwestern representatives of this family revealed eleven active species in six genera: Datura, Lycopersicon, Nicotiana, Petunia, Physalis, and Solanum. A member each of the genera Capsicum and Lycium were inactive. Inhibitory substances were not found in thirty-one species representing nineteen plant families other than Solanaceae.
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Pohl, Richard W.
"Morphology and Cytology of Some Hybrids Between Elymus canadensis and E. virginicus,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science: Vol. 66:
, Article 21.
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