Endogenous Gibberellins in Wheat Shoots

  • Jiann-Tsyh Lin
  • Allan E. Stafford


Identification of endogenous gibberellins (GAs) in developing wheat grains has been reported1,2. Both GA1 and GA3 have been identified in the vegetative tissues of mature wheat plants3. In this communication, we would like to report the identification of GAs in the shoots of wheat seedlings.


Wheat Seedling HPLC Fraction Endogenous Gibberellin Wheat Shoot Chinese Spring Wheat 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiann-Tsyh Lin
    • 1
  • Allan E. Stafford
    • 1
  1. 1.Plant Development-Quality Research Unit, Western Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research ServiceU. S. Department of AgricultureAlbanyUSA

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