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Effect of 2-Diethylaminoethyl-3,4-Dichlorophenylether (DCPTA) on Cotton Plant (Gossypium Hirsutum) Growth and Phenology

Bio/Technology volume 3, pages 255257 (1985) | Download Citation

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In greenhouse and laboratory experiments, a plant bioregulator 2-diethylaminoethyl-3,4-dichlorophenylether (DCPTA) appears to have the potential for biochemical manipulation of plant growth. As compared with control plants, photosynthesis of DGPTA-treated plants was increased about 21%, and biomass was almost doubled. Moreover, DCPTA-treated plants had earlier flowering and more squares and bolls than did the control plants. Most noteworthy was the 36% increase in number of nodes: control plants averaged 10.5 nodes, whereas, DCPTA-treated plants had an average of 16.5 nodes.

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  1. USDA, AAS, Plant Stress and Water Conservation Research, Lubbock, Texas 79409

    • Harold W. Gausman
    • , John D. Burd
    • , Jerry Quisenberry
    •  & Ray Dilbeck
  2. USDA, AAS, Fruit and Vegetable Chemistry Laboratory, Pasadena, California 91106

    • Henry Yokoyama
  3. Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843.

    • Chan R. Benedict

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