Methanol reference: PNAS 89: 9794
Thomas_Bjorkman at cornell.edu
Mon Nov 9 08:30:49 EST 1992
In article <1992Nov6.094834.1832 at gnv.ifas.ufl.edu> , wcf at gnv.ifas.ufl.edu
>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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