Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 15, Issue 6, pp 427–429 | Cite as

Kinetin and naphtaleneacetic acid controlled starch formation in isolated roots ofPisunt sativum

  • Věea Hadačová
  • J. Luštinec
  • M. Kamínek
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The formation of starch in excised 3-days-old pea roots was enhanced up to three fold after cultivation for five days in liquid media containing 3% glucose, microelements, and 10-6 M kinetin or 10-7 M naphtaleneacetic acid (NAA). A synergistic effect of kinetin and NAA on starch formation was observed when both hormones were applied simultaneously over a wide range of concentrations.


Starch Kinetin Smite Starch Formation Stem Pith 
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© Institute of Experimental Botany 1973

Authors and Affiliations

  • Věea Hadačová
    • 1
  • J. Luštinec
    • 1
  • M. Kamínek
    • 1
  1. 1.Departmant of Plant Growth and Development, Institute of Experimental BotanyCzechoslovak Academy of SciencesPraha

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