Are Angiosperm Hormones Present in, and Used as Hormones by, Algae?

  • W. P. Jacobs
Part of the Proceedings in Life Sciences book series (LIFE SCIENCES)


Most studies of hormones in plants have focused on angiosperms. The farther down the presumed evolutionary tree one looks, the fewer actual chemical identifications of putative hormones one sees. Despite the number of algal extracts showing auxinlike or gibberellinlike activities when tested in angiosperm bioassays, remarkably few of the chemicals responsible have been identified. Even fewer reports demonstrate that chemicals that act as hormones in angiosperms also actually function as endogenous hormones in algae.


Green Alga Gibberellic Acid Biochemical Evolution Polar Movement Phenylacetic Acid 
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  • W. P. Jacobs
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  1. 1.Biology DepartmentPrinceton UniversityPrincetonUSA

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