, Volume 32, Issue 1, pp 29–30 | Cite as

The effect of plant growth substances and natural products on RNA and DNA synthesis in leukocytes

  • M. G. Farrow
  • D. F. Blaydes
  • K. van Dyke


The effect of auxins, cytokinins, gibbrellins and phenolics on the incorporation of uridine and thymidine into the nucleic acids of human leukocytes was examined. Both the stimulation and inhibition of the incorporation of the precursors was noted. The auxins consistently promoted the incorporation of uridine.


Nucleic Acid Plant Growth Natural Product Thymidine Uridine 
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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. G. Farrow
    • 1
  • D. F. Blaydes
    • 1
  • K. van Dyke
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pharmacology and BiologyWest Virginia UniversityMorgantownUSA

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