Biologia Plantarum

, 29:63 | Cite as

The effect of methyl jasmonate and abscisic acid on differentiation of benzyladenine-induced bulblets inMuscari bulbs

  • M. Saniewski
  • J. Puchalski
Brief Communication


Methyl jasmonate (JA-Me) at a concentration of 0.5% in lanolin paste totally inhibited bulblets formation induced by benzyladenine in intactMuscari bulbs. Lower concentrations of JA-Me delayed development and growth of bulblets induced by benzyladenine. It seems that methyl jasmonate acts as a powerful inhibitor of cell division induced by cytokinin in used test. In comparison with methyl jasmonate, abscisic acid did not show an inhibitory effect on bulblets formation induced by benzyladenine, even in a higher concentration.


Abscisic Acid Lycopene Jasmonic Acid Tomato Fruit Methyl Jasmonate 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Saniewski
    • 1
  • J. Puchalski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant PhysiologyResearch Institute of Pomology and FloricultureSkierniewieePoland
  2. 2.Botanical GardenPolish Academy of SciencesWarszawaPoland

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