questions about gibberellins
Koning at ECSUC.CTSTATEU.EDU
Wed Nov 20 08:12:07 EST 1996
At 2:12 PM 11/19/96 +0000, Nancy Harrison wrote:
>In our Gibberellin expt, we use 1 microgram/ml of GA, and this concentration
>has an effect on normal peas as well as dwarf. This is a very simple
>expt that is designed to show dwarf plants overcoming their dwarfism
>rather than any other great truths about GA.
I generally do this project with a solution of B-9 as a soil drench
too. If you hit the seedlings when the epicotyl is just clearing
the soil surface, both the GA and B-9 effects are quite striking.
The GA converts the dwarf (Little Marvel or Sugar Bon) into a "tall",
and B-9 converts the tall (Alaska or Sugar Snap) into a "dwarf."
B-9 is thought to block synthesis of GAs.
Ross Koning | Koning at ecsu.ctstateu.edu
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