Molecular weight of a germination-enhancing compound in smoke

Flematti, G. R. and Ghisalberti, E.L. and Dixon, K. W. and Trengove, R. D. (2004) Molecular weight of a germination-enhancing compound in smoke. Plant and Soil, 263 (4). pp. 1-4.

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The active compound(s) in smoke responsible for promoting seed germination of a number of plant species has so far remained unknown. A germination-promoting fraction containing approximately ten compounds has been obtained from cellulose-derived smoke. Furthermore, activity has been associated with one of the compounds in this fraction. The UV absorbance maximum and molecular weight of the active compound has been established and the molecular formula has been tentatively assigned as C8H6O3.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: dormancy release, germination stimulant, seed germination, smoke
Author Affiliation: The University of Western Australia(Australia)
Subjects: Plant Production
Environmental Science
Divisions: Other Crops
Depositing User: Mr Siva Shankar
Date Deposited: 28 Dec 2011 07:57
Last Modified: 28 Dec 2011 07:57
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