Most leguminosae plants close their leaves in the evening as if to sleep, and open them early in the morning. This circadian rhythm is known to be controlled by the biological clock of such plants. Extensive studies on other nyctinastic plants led to the isolation of a variety of leaf-closing and leaf-opening substances. Based on our experiments on these plants is controlled by a biological clock that regulates the balance of concentration between leaf-opening and -closing substances.
|Number of pages||14|
|Publication status||Published - 1999 Apr 1|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry