Biologia Plantarum

, Volume 43, Issue 3, pp 451–454 | Cite as

The Effects of Growth Regulators on Flowering of Chenopodium murale Plants in vitro

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


In vitro culture of Chenopodium murale L. (ecotype 197) green and herbicide SAN 9789 - treated "white" plants was established and the effects of benzylaminopurine (BAP), indole-3-acetic acid (IAA) and gibberellic acid (GA3) on growth and flowering were tested. Green plants did not flower on glucose free media, while 17 % of plants flowered on 5 % glucose-containing medium. SAN 9789 (10−5 M) inhibited growth and flowering. BAP and IAA (0.1 – 5 mg dm−3) also inhibited growth and flowering of green and "white" plants. GA3 (10 mg dm−3) stimulated leaf development in green plants, but had no significant effect on "white" plants, and stimulated flowering of green (41 %) and "white" (33 %) plants.

benzylaminopurine gibberellic acid herbicide SAN 9789 indole-3-acetic acid 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Center for Multidisciplinary StudiesUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia e-mail
  2. 2.Institute of Botany, Faculty of ScienceUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia

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