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Relation of Structure of 2,4-Dichloro-phenoxyacetate to its Mode of Action as an Auxin

Nature volume 180, pages 13651366 (14 December 1957) | Download Citation

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Heath and Clark1 have proposed a possible mechanism for the mode of action of auxin which involves interference with metal ion metabolism. This conclusion was based on work involving the growth stimulation of wheat coleoptile sections. They found a particularly interesting relationship between many known chelators of various molecular structure and their ability to act as growth substances. These workers extended their findings on this relationship of chelators and growth stimulation with root-growth experiments2.

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    • EMMETT J. JOHNSON

    Present address : Department of Medical Microbiology, Stanford University, California.

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  1. Department of Botany, Bacteriology and Plant Pathology, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

    • EMMETT J. JOHNSON
    •  & ARTHUR R. COLMER

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