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Auxin modification of the incompatibility response in Theobroma cacao.
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PMID:  11319022     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The time course and control of floral abscission and fruit set in Theobroma cacao were studied after spray application of growth regulators. 1-Naphthaleneacetic acid (NAA) prevented flower abscission in a concentration dependent manner and induced the early stages of fruit development. The cytokinin benzylaminopurine (BAP) counteracted NAA but resulted in longer fruit retention. Measurements of endogenous levels of indole-3-acetic acid showed an inverse correlation between the number of flowers per plant and auxin content. The results suggest that the genetic control of self-incompatibility in T. cacao may be modulated by the hormonal content of the flower.
Authors:
K. H. Hasenstein; M. S. Zavada
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Physiologia plantarum     Volume:  112     ISSN:  1399-3054     ISO Abbreviation:  Physiol Plant     Publication Date:  2001 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-Apr-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  1256322     Medline TA:  Physiol Plant     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  113-118     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Biology Department, PO Box 42451, Lafayette, LA 70504, USA; Providence College, Biology Department, Providence, RI 02918, USA.
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