Abscission induced by Betahydroxy-ethylhydrazine: Conversion of Betahydroxyethylhydrazine to Ethylene

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BETAHYDROXYETHYLHYDRAZINE (BOH) accelerated the abscission of detached fruits and leaves in closed containers. Evidence is presented which indicates that ethylene, formed from BOH, was the abscissing agent. Ethylene1, BOH2 and auxins3 are all active in the induction of flowering in pineapple. Burg and Burg4 have proposed that ethylene, resulting from the NAA treatment, was active in causing flowering. Our data suggest the activity of BOH and other related hydrazines5 is by means of ethylene.

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PALMER, R., LEWIS, L., HIELD, H. et al. Abscission induced by Betahydroxy-ethylhydrazine: Conversion of Betahydroxyethylhydrazine to Ethylene. Nature 216, 1216–1217 (1967). https://doi.org/10.1038/2161216a0

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