Biologia Plantarum

, 46:471 | Cite as

Effect of Darkness on Growth and Flowering of Chenopodium rubrum and C. murale Plants in vitro

  • A. Mitrović
  • B. Živanović
  • Lj. Ćulafić


Chenopodium rubrum, a short-day plant, and C. murale, a long-day plant, were grown in vitro in continuous darkness. Control C. rubrum plants exposed to continuous darkness for 15 d at cotyledonary phase, did not flower, while 80 % of plants flowered on the medium with 5 % glucose and 10 mg dm−3 GA3. Control C. murale plants exposed to continuous darkness for 10 d at the age of 4th pair of leaves, did not flower, while GA3 (1 – 5 mg dm−3) stimulated flowering up to 65 %.

gibberellic acid glucose stage of development long-day plant short-day plant 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Mitrović
    • 1
  • B. Živanović
    • 1
  • Lj. Ćulafić
    • 2
  1. 1.Center for Multidisciplinary StudiesUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia
  2. 2.Institute of Botany, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia

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