The diversity of chemical substances controlling the nyctinastic leaf- movement in plants

Minoru Ueda, Hideyuki Shigemori, Noriko Sata, Shosuke Yamamura

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Abstract

Leaf-movement in nyctinastic plants has long been believed to be controlled by plant hormones that are common among all nyctinastic plants. We have identified several bioactive substances for nyctinasty, whose bioactivities were highly specific to the original plant, based on the bioassay using the original plant leaf, and have shown that nyctinastic leaf- movement is not regulated by plant hormones. Our present results are in accordance with Umrath et al. physiologically significant opinion.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)39-44
Number of pages6
JournalPhytochemistry
Volume53
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2000 Jan
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Biological clock
  • Leaf-closing substance
  • Leaf-opening substance
  • Nyctinasty
  • Plant hormone
  • Turgorin

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Plant Science
  • Horticulture

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