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Antagonism of some gibberellin actions by a substituted pyrimidine.
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PMID:  16657834     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
From a comparison of the effects of seven growth retardants and abscisic acid (ABA) on various growth systems, it was found that the gibberellin-regulated growth of lettuce hypocotyls was uniquely inhibited by the growth retardant, alpha-cyclopropyl-alpha-(4-methoxyphenyl)-5-pyrimidine methanol (EL-531). Auxin-regulated growth of coleoptile sections was inhibited by Phosfon and only slightly by EL-531 and Alar. Cytokinin-regulated growth of Xanthium cotyledons showed little or no inhibition by any of the retardants. ABA was inhibitory in all three types of tests. The distinctive effects of EL-531 against gibberellin-stimulated growth and the general ability of gibberellic acid to relieve EL-531 inhibition suggest that this retardant acts in part against the gibberellin-stimulated growth system, but at a locus which discriminates between growth and nongrowth functions of gibberellic acid. It shows little or no antagonism of gibberellin actions which do not involve growth: the barley endosperm test and the Rumex leaf senescence test.
A C Leopold
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Plant physiology     Volume:  48     ISSN:  0032-0889     ISO Abbreviation:  Plant Physiol.     Publication Date:  1971 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-06-29     Completed Date:  2010-06-29     Revised Date:  2010-09-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401224     Medline TA:  Plant Physiol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  537-40     Citation Subset:  -    
Horticulture Department, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana 47907.
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