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Growth-controlling Hormonal Substances of the Hypophysis

Nature volume 143, page 602 (08 April 1939) | Download Citation

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STUDYING the substances which accelerate or inhibit the growth of plants, and which are present in different extracts of particular organs of animal body, we have found that the acetonic extract of the anterior lobe of the hypophysis accelerates the growth of plants, while the same extract of the posterior lobe of the hypophysis inhibits their growth.

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  1. Pearson Foundation.

    • BERNARD LUSTIG
  2. Radium Institute, Cracow. Feb. 18.

    • HENRY K. WACHTEL

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