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Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 30, Issue 3, pp 271–274 | Cite as

Zearalenone and flower bud formation in thin-cell layers of Nicotiana tabacum L.

  • Yong-Fu FuEmail author
  • Yu-Zhen Han
  • De-Gang Zhao
  • Fan-Jing Meng
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Abstract

Three lines of evidence indicated a connectionbetween zearalenone (ZEN) and flower bud formationin thin cell layer (TCL) explants of Nicotianatabacum L. cv. Samsun. (1) There were two peaks inthe endogenous ZEN level during the formation offlower buds. (2) The specific inhibitor of ZENbiosynthesis, malathion (MAL), inhibited thebiosynthesis of endogenous ZEN and at the same timeflower bud neoformation. (3) Exogenous ZEN inducedflower bud neoformation.

flower bud thin cell layers tobacco (Nicotiana tabacumzearalenone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yong-Fu Fu
    • 1
    Email author
  • Yu-Zhen Han
    • 2
  • De-Gang Zhao
    • 2
  • Fan-Jing Meng
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant Sciences, College of Biological SciencesChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingP.R. China
  2. 2.Department of Plant Sciences, College of Biological SciencesChina Agricultural UniversityBeijingP.R. China

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