Growth-Inhibiting Action of Tris(1-Aziridinyl).Phosphine Oxide in Grasses

Holmsen, Theodore, W. and Leasure, Keith, J. (1966) Growth-Inhibiting Action of Tris(1-Aziridinyl).Phosphine Oxide in Grasses. Science, 153 (3744). p. 1659.

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Tris(J-aziridinyl4-phosphine oxide inhibits the growth of seedling grasses with concomitant accumulation of anthocyanins and exudation of sap. Treated plants are deficient in cell-wall materials. However, the percentage of other metabolic products, such as protein and simple sugars, is increased. We suggest that this compound inhibits cellular expansion by cross-linking with cellulose in the plant cell wall.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Bioproducts Department,Dow Chemical Company, Midland, Michigan
Subjects: Crop Improvement > Plant Breeding
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Syamala
Date Deposited: 21 Oct 2010 09:01
Last Modified: 21 Oct 2010 09:01
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