Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 3, Issue 2, pp 111–118 | Cite as

Menadione sodium bisulphite: A promising plant growth regulator

  • A. V. Rama Rao
  • K. Ravichandran
  • S. B. David
  • Sujata Ranade


Menadione sodium bisulphite (MSB) increased the growth of tomato plants and alfalfa callus and stimulated rooting of mungbean cuttings. Investigations into its effect on auxin metabolism resulted in decreased activities of the enzymes involved in IAA oxidation in tomato plants. The levels of IAA were increased by about 3 to 4 fold following application of MSB to tomato, cucumber, corn and capsicum plants.

Key words

Menadione sodium bisulphite growth promoter IAA oxidase-peroxidase IAA levels field trials 


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© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr W. Junk Publishers 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. V. Rama Rao
    • 1
  • K. Ravichandran
    • 1
  • S. B. David
    • 2
  • Sujata Ranade
    • 2
  1. 1.National Chemical LaboratoryPoonaIndia
  2. 2.University of PoonaPoonaIndia

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