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A New Green-Leaf Growth-stimulating Factor, Phyllococosine, from Coconut Milk


KINETIN1,2 and gibberellin3 are known to accelerate the growth of green leaf disks floated on a medium containing one of these substances. A growth factor that stimulates leaf growth has now been discovered in coconut milk.

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KURAISHI, S., OKUMURA, F. A New Green-Leaf Growth-stimulating Factor, Phyllococosine, from Coconut Milk. Nature 189, 148–149 (1961).

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