The Use of Auxin Quantification for Understanding Clonal Tree Propagation
AbstractQualitative and quantitative hormone analyses have been essential for understanding the metabolic, physiological, and morphological processes that are influenced by plant hormones. Auxins are key hormones in the control of many aspects of plant growth and development and their endogenous levels are considered critical in the process of adventitious root induction. Exogenous auxins are used extensively in the clonal propagation of tree species by cuttings or tissue culture. Understanding of auxin effects has advanced with the development of increasingly accurate methods for auxin quantification. However, auxin analysis has been challenging because auxins typically occur at low concentrations, while compounds that interfere with their detection often occur at high concentrations, in plant tissues. Interference from other compounds has been addressed by extensive purification of plant extracts prior to auxin analysis, although this means that quantification methods have been limited by their expense. This review explores the extraction, purification, and quantification of auxins and the application of these techniques in developing improved methods for the clonal propagation of forestry trees. View Full-Text
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Stuepp, C.A.; Wendling, I.; Trueman, S.J.; Koehler, H.S.; Zuffellato-Ribas, K.C. The Use of Auxin Quantification for Understanding Clonal Tree Propagation. Forests 2017, 8, 27.
Stuepp CA, Wendling I, Trueman SJ, Koehler HS, Zuffellato-Ribas KC. The Use of Auxin Quantification for Understanding Clonal Tree Propagation. Forests. 2017; 8(1):27.Chicago/Turabian Style
Stuepp, Carlos A.; Wendling, Ivar; Trueman, Stephen J.; Koehler, Henrique S.; Zuffellato-Ribas, Katia C. 2017. "The Use of Auxin Quantification for Understanding Clonal Tree Propagation." Forests 8, no. 1: 27.
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