On the synthesis of gibberellins in roots

D. Sitton, A. Richmond, Y. Vaadia

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The biosynthesis of gibberellins in sunflower roots was examined. Exudate from roots of decapitated sunflower (Helianthus annuus) plants continued to show gibberellin-like activity four days after decapitation. Also, incubation of root apices in 2-14C mevalonate yielded labeled (-)-kauren-19-ol, an intermediate in gibberellin synthesis. The findings are consistent with the premise that roots synthesize gibberellins.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1101-1105
Number of pages5
Issue number8
StatePublished - 1 Jan 1967
Externally publishedYes


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