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.
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