Biologia Plantarum

, 28:230 | Cite as

The uptake of3H-thymidine and its transport inDatura stramonium L.

  • Marie Sovová
  • V. Šeda
  • Věra Spurná
Original Papers


Exogenous3H-thymidine is absorbed by the primary root of young plants ofDatura stramonium L. and gradually translocated into shoots: following a 3 to 72-h application of3H-thymidine the radioactivity was revealed, using the autoradiographic technique, especially in the region of primary and secondary meristems and in proximity to vascular bundles of the primary root, stem, hypocotyl and leaves. These regions may be considered as the sites of active DNA synthesis. The intensity of incorporation was dependent on the time of plant incubation in labelled thymidine.


Thymidine Vascular Bundle Shoot Apex Primary Root Tritiated Thymidine 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marie Sovová
    • 1
  • V. Šeda
    • 1
  • Věra Spurná
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmacy, Department of BotanyCharles UniversityHradec KrálovéCzechoslovakia
  2. 2.Institute of BiophysicsCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesBrnoCzechoslovakia

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