Sood, S and Nagar, P K (2005) Xylem and Phloem Derived Polyamines during Flowering in Two Diverse Rose Species. Journal of Plant Growth Regulation, 24 (1). pp. 36-40.

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Polyamine contents in xylem (root) and phloem (leaf) exudates in two diverse species of rose, viz. Rosa damascena Mill and Rosa bourboniana Desport, were analyzed before, during, and after flowering in the main flowering season, that is, April–May. Only free putrescine (Put) was detected in the xylem and phloem exudates at these time points, and it was high during the peak flowering period. In phloem, Put content was significantly higher in R. bourboniana than in R. damascena at all three stages; whereas in the xylem exudate it was relatively higher in R. damascena at the peak flowering period. A spray of a-difluoromethylornithine (DFMO), an irreversible inhibitor of the putrescine biosynthetic inhibitor ornithine decarboxylase (ODC), markedly decreased the flowering. This effect was reversed by application of Put alone or in combination with DFMO. The significance of this finding is discussed in light of polyamine translocation during flowering.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Flower development; Phloem; Polyamines; Rosa bourboniana; Rosa damascena; Translocation; Xylem.
Subjects: Plant Biotechnology
Depositing User: Dr. Aparna Maitra Pati
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 10:17
Last Modified: 02 Jan 2012 10:17

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