ß-Carotene is present in extremely high concentrations in bovine corpus luteum. The aim of this study was to examine the extent of the seasonal variation in concentrations of luteal ß-carotene in cows. A total of 102 corpora lutea collected throughout all 12 months of the year were analysed by high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The mean ß-carotene concentration of the luteal tissues was 58.7 ± 4.5 µg/g. Bovine corpora lutea collected in the warmer months (May-Oct.) contained significantly (P
Carotene, corpus luteum, bovine.
ARIKAN, ŞEVKET and RODWAY, RICHARD G. (2001) "Seasonal Variation in Bovine Luteal Concentrations of ß-Carotene," Turkish Journal of Veterinary & Animal Sciences: Vol. 25: No. 2, Article 5. Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/veterinary/vol25/iss2/5