Methanol reference: PNAS 89: 9794

Larry London london at calypso.uucp
Mon Nov 9 09:54:15 EST 1992

In article <1992Nov9.133049.29911 at> Thomas Bjorkman <Thomas_Bjorkman at> writes:
>In article <1992Nov6.094834.1832 at> , wcf at
>>Would someone please give the reference for all this methanol 
>>discussion. I must have missed the original posting where it was given.
>Since many people probably want it I am posting it here.
>Nonomura, A.M. and A.A. Benson.  1992. The path of carbon in
>photosynthesis: Improved crop yields with methanol.  Proc. Natl. Acad.
>Sci. USA 89: 9794-9798.
>As a teaser the abstract begins:
>Foliar sprays of aqueous 10-50% mehtanol increased growth and development
>of C3 crop plants in arid environments.  The effects of low levels (<1 ml
>per plant) of methanol were observed for weeks after the brief time
>necessary for its rapid metabolism.

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