Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 149–151 | Cite as

Selective histochemical localization of alcohol dehydrogenase in bud primordia cells of wheat shoot apices

  • Jana Opatrná
Brief Communication


During the histochemical investigation of dehydrogenases in the developing shoot apex of wheat plants it was found that the morphologically similar cells of the peripheral meristem may be differentiated according to the differential activity of alcohol dehydrogenase. While the enzyme was not present or exhibited a very small activity only in the tissue of leaf primordia it was highly active in the cells of bud primordia irrespective of the degree of their development and their differential physiological determination.

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glycolysis leaf primordium 


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© Institute of Experimental Botany 1974

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jana Opatrná
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  1. 1.Department of Growth and Developmental Physiology, Institute of Experimental BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPraha

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