Chemistry and Biological Action of Podolactones and Other Inhibitors of Plant Growth

  • Jenneth M. Sasse
  • M. N. Galbraith
  • D. H. S. Horn
  • D. A. Adamson


The responses to auxin and gibberellin of a system of excised stem segments from etiolated dwarf peas have been described previously (Adamson, Low and Adamson, 1968). In this system, differences in the effects of these two hormones could be distinguished on excised hook and tip segments.


Jerusalem Artichoke Plant Growth Substance Expansion Growth Wheat Coleoptile Jerusalem Artichoke Tuber 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jenneth M. Sasse
    • 1
  • M. N. Galbraith
  • D. H. S. Horn
    • 2
  • D. A. Adamson
    • 3
  1. 1.School of Biological SciencesMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia
  2. 2.Division of Applied ChemistryC.S.I.R.O.MelbourneAustralia
  3. 3.School of Biological SciencesMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia

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