Some Phenolics as Plant Growth and Morphogenesis Regulators

Part of the Advances in Agricultural Biotechnology book series (AABI, volume 21)


Now exists a quite good evidences, that phenolics are localised in the following cell compartments: chloroplast envelope, vacuole cytoplasm and cell wall (Kefeli, Kadyrov, 1971; Harborne, 1979). At least some of them are able to participate in growth reactions, probably during arresting or stimulating of cell wall elongation. This is a short period, which develops in the life of the plant cell before cell differentiation. It is now clear that not all natural phenolic compounds are growth inhibitors. Some of them possess stimulating properties and some are inert or participate in other processes such as respiration and photosynthesis (Kefeli and Kutacek, 1977).


Cinnamic Acid Phenolic Substance Natural Inhibitor Wheat Coleoptile Coleoptile Segment 
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