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Stimulation of chlorophyll synthesis in cucumber cotyledons by benzyladenine

Fletcher, R.A.; Teo, C.; Ali, A.

Canadian Journal of Botany 51(5): 937-939


ISSN/ISBN: 0008-4026
DOI: 10.1139/b73-117
Accession: 000201543

When exposed to light, etiolated cucumber cotyledons showed a lag phase in chlorophyll biosynthesis. Pretreatment of the cotyledons with BA eliminated the lag phase and stimulated chlorophyll formation. In BA-treated cotyledons the incorporation of 14C-leucine into protein and the total synthesis of protein were higher than in the controls.

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