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Studies on the control of the cell cycle in cultured plant cells

I. Effects of nutrient limitation and nutrient starvation
  • A. R. Gould
  • N. P. Everett
  • T. L. Wang
  • H. E. Street


Patterns of cell cycle arrest or temporal modification have been investigated using suspension cultures ofAcer pseudoplatanus under nutrient limiting and nutrient starvation conditions. The results of nitrogen, phosphorous and carbohydrate starvation have been compared and contrasted with reference to the Principal Control Point hypothesis ofVan't Hof andKovacs (1972). Whilst cells suffering phosphorus or carbohydrate starvation arrest in the G 1 and G 2 phases in the approximate ratio of 4 to 1, nitrogen starved cells accumulate virtually exclusively in G 1.


Cell cycle Nutrient status Plant tissue culture 



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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. R. Gould
    • 1
  • N. P. Everett
    • 1
  • T. L. Wang
    • 1
  • H. E. Street
    • 1
  1. 1.Botanical LaboratoriesUniversity of LeicesterEngland

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