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All-trans-farnesol: a naturally occurring antitranspirant?

Wellburn, A.R.; Ogunkanmi, A.B.; Fenton, R.; Mansfield, T.A.

Planta 120(3): 255-263

1974


ISSN/ISBN: 0032-0935
PMID: 24442700
DOI: 10.1007/bf00390293
Accession: 000016782

Lipid extracts from Sudan grass Piper subjected to different degrees of water stress contained increasing amounts of a sesquiterpenoid, other than ABA, as the amount of stress increased. Subsequent bioassay showed that this substance was capable of inducing stomatal closure. Infrared, nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectral analysis after final purification by preparative gas-liquid chromatography showed conclusively that this substance was identical to all-trans-farnesol.

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