Dwarfing Genes in Rice and Their Relation to Glbberellin Biosynthesis

  • Yutaka Murakami


The dwarf mutants of maize have been used to study the mechanism of action of dwarfing genes in the control of plant growth (reviewed by Pelton, 1964). Phinney (1960) has suggested that each dwarfing gene of maize controls a different step in a biochemical pathway leading to the production of GA necessary for normal growth. The present investigation was undertaken to confirm Phinney’s suggestion by using dwarf mutants of rice available in Japan.


Rice Seedling Leaf Sheath Dwarf Mutant Bamboo Shoot Rice Shoot 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yutaka Murakami
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  1. 1.National Institute of Agricultural SciencesNishigahara, Kita-ku, TokyoJapan

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