Radicle Elongation of Pseudotsuga menziesii in Relation to Light and Gibberellic Acid

Article metrics

Abstract

ONE of the characteristics of the ‘bakanæ’ disease of rice (which is caused by GibbereUa fujikurio, the fungus which produces gibberellic acid) is its ability to stimulate adventitious root formation. Attempts to increase root development with artificially supplied gibberellic acid, however, have almost invariably failed; indeed, it has been claimed that root elongation is inhibited by the gibberellins1,2. With few exceptions, observations of root effects have been incidental to studies of shoot development and it is possible, therefore, that observed effects on roots are indirect and result from a re-distribution of material within the plant from root to shoot.

Access options

Rent or Buy article

Get time limited or full article access on ReadCube.

from$8.99

All prices are NET prices.

References

  1. 1

    Stowe, B. B., and Yamaki, T., Ann. Rev. Pl. Physiol., 8, 181 (1957).

  2. 2

    Brian, P. W., Hemming, H. G., and Radley, M., Physiol. Plantarum, 8, 899 (1955).

  3. 3

    Lockhart, J. A., Proc. Nat. Acad. Sci., 42, 841 (1956).

Download references

Author information

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Cite this article

RICHARDSON, S. Radicle Elongation of Pseudotsuga menziesii in Relation to Light and Gibberellic Acid. Nature 181, 429–430 (1958) doi:10.1038/181429a0

Download citation

Further reading

Comments

By submitting a comment you agree to abide by our Terms and Community Guidelines. If you find something abusive or that does not comply with our terms or guidelines please flag it as inappropriate.