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Absence of parallelism between polyamine and nucleic acid contents during induced growth of cucumber cotyledons

Suresh, Rangarajan M and Adiga, Radhakantha P (1978) Absence of parallelism between polyamine and nucleic acid contents during induced growth of cucumber cotyledons. In: Biochemical Journal, 172 (1). pp. 185-188.

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Abstract

The cytokinins (benzyladenine or benzyladenosine) decreased spermidine and spermine contents despite increasing putrescine content, when administered to isolated cotyledons of Cucumis sativus L. var. Guntur in organ culture. KCl decreased putrescine contents, although marginally increasing polyamine contents. The cytokinins and/or KCl augmented nucleic acid biosynthesis and accumulation, resulting in enhanced growth and differentiation of the isolated cotyledons. These observations show that polyamine accumulation and growth are not always coupled.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Biochemistry
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2009 07:35
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 08:31
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/24897

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