Alterations in amino acid content caused by 3-amino-l,2,4-triazole

McWhorter, C.G. and Hilton, J.L. (1967) Alterations in amino acid content caused by 3-amino-l,2,4-triazole. Physiologia Plantarum, 20 (1). pp. 30-40.

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Changes in the amino acid content of Zea mays and Sorghum hnlcpemr by treatments with amitrole (3-amino-l,2,4-triazole) are reported. The evidence suggests that inhibition of histidine biosynthesis is probably not the mechanism of amitrole action in young seedling plants. Reductions in glycine and serine content of treated plants were observed. Results are discussed in relation to current theories on mechanisms of herbicide action.

Item Type: Article
Author Affiliation: Crops Research Division, Agricultural Research Service, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Beltsville, Maryland
Subjects: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Plant Physiology
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry > Biochemistry
Divisions: Maize
Depositing User: Sandhya Gir
Date Deposited: 11 Nov 2010 16:33
Last Modified: 11 Nov 2010 16:33
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