Growth responses of excised radish cotyledons to meta-topolin


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Palavan-Ünsal N., Cag S. , Çetin E.

CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCE, cilt.82, ss.191-194, 2002 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 82
  • Basım Tarihi: 2002
  • Doi Numarası: 10.4141/p00-178
  • Dergi Adı: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF PLANT SCIENCE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.191-194

Özet

Palavan-Unsal, N., Cag, S. and Cetin, E. 2002. Growth responses of excised radish cotyledons to meta-topolin. Can. J. Plant Sci. 82: 191-194. Meta-topolin (mT) has been established as an active aromatic cytokinin by Strnad et al. (1997). The present investigation assessed the effects of mT on radish cotyledon growth. The effect of mT on cotyledon growth, chlorophyll, N and soluble protein contents were measured. Peroxidase (POD) activity and polyamine (PA) contents were also determined. Treatment at 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 mM mT concentrations resulted in 44, 50 and 57% increments in cotyledon growth, respectively, compared with control cotyledons. Increase in chlorophyll content per cotyledon was highest at low mT concentrations. Peroxidase activity was highest at 1.0 mM mT. Soluble protein content was reduced by the application of mT.

Meta-topolin (mT) has been established as an active aromatic cytokinin by Strnad et al. (1997). The present investigation assessed the effects of mT on radish cotyledon growth. The effect ofmT on cotyledon growth, chlorophyll, N and soluble protein contents were measured. Peroxidase (POD) activity and polyamine (PA) contents were also determined. Treatment at 0.25, 0.5 and 1.0 mM mT concentrations resulted in 44, 50 and 57% increments in cotyledon growth, respectively, compared with control cotyledons. Increase in chlorophyll content per cotyledon was highest at low mT concentrations. Peroxidase activity was highest at 1.0 mM mT. Soluble protein content was reduced by the application of mT. Key words: Cotyledon growth, meta-topolin, polyamine, peroxidase, radish cotyledons