, Volume 97, Issue 4, pp 354–357 | Cite as

Lunularic acid, a common endogenous growth inhibitor of liverworts

  • R. J. Pryce
Short Communication


By gas-liquid chromotography and thin layer chromatography, an endogenous growth inhibitor of Lunularia cruciata has been detected in seven other representatives of the class of liverworts. All liverworts so far examined have been found to contain lunularic acid. Evidence for the identity of the previously isolated, but unidentified, endogenous growth inhibitor of Marchantia polymorpha and lunularic acid is presented.


Chromatography Thin Layer Growth Inhibitor Thin Layer Chromatography Endogenous Growth 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • R. J. Pryce
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  1. 1.Department of Horticulture, Wye College(University of London)AshfordU. K.

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