, Volume 41, Issue 4, pp 509–510 | Cite as

Effects of phthalimide on growth and alkaloid formation ofDatura metel L.

  • M. P. Fasulo
  • A. M. Forestieri
  • E. M. Galati
  • G. Tumino
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When administered toDatura metel L. by foliar or root application, the new plant growth regulator phthalimide exercises a favorable effect on the vegetative growth and also stimulates the formation of tropane alkaloids.

Key words

Datura metel phthalimide vegetative growth alkaloid content 


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© Birkhäuser Verlag 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. P. Fasulo
    • 1
  • A. M. Forestieri
    • 1
  • E. M. Galati
    • 1
  • G. Tumino
    • 1
  1. 1.Pharmaco-Biological DepartmentUniversity of MessinaMessina(Italy)

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