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In vitro germination of Striga hermonthica and Striga aspera seeds by 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  12674143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Treatment of conditioned seeds of four isolates of Striga hermonthica and one isolate of Striga aspera with various concentrations of the ethylene precursor, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC), caused complex stimulation of germination patterns. GR 24, the strigol analogue served as a positive control and its stimulatory activity was comparable to that of ACC. When conditioned Striga seeds were treated with negative control that did not contain ACC, the stimulatory effect was lost. Overall, the germination data suggested a hormonal mode of action by ACC, which involves indirect stimulation of biosynthesis of ethylene that then triggers seed germination. The various mechanisms that have been proposed for the chemical and biological oxidation of ACC to generate ethylene are discussed.
Kipngeno J Rugutt; Joseph K Rugutt; Dana K Berner
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Natural product research     Volume:  17     ISSN:  1478-6419     ISO Abbreviation:  Nat. Prod. Res.     Publication Date:  2003 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-04-03     Completed Date:  2003-05-14     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101167924     Medline TA:  Nat Prod Res     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  47-62     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Education, Illinois State University, Normal, IL 61790-2200, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Amino Acids, Cyclic / pharmacology*
Ethylenes / metabolism
Germination / drug effects*
Seeds / drug effects,  metabolism,  physiology
Striga / drug effects*,  metabolism,  physiology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Amino Acids, Cyclic; 0/Ethylenes; 0/Soil; 22059-21-8/1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid; 74-85-1/ethylene

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