Relationship between Auxin-Dependent Proton Extrusion and Plasmalemma Redox System in Maize Coleoptile Segments
Abraded coleoptile segments reduce ferricyanide utilizing endogenous substrates. The kinetics of ferricyanide reduction shows an initial rapid rate followed by a slow rate of reduction. The duration of the initial phase is about 5 minutes. The slow phase is observed for more than 30 minutes. A Lineweaver-Burk plot of the slow phase was linear and revealed maximum velocity of the reaction of 42 nmols ferricyanide reduced/hour*coleoptile segment and an apparent Km (ferri) of 2.25mM.