A Growth Inhibitor in Clematis viticella L. Seeds

W. Scott Clark, David J. Beattie, Richard N. Arteca

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Clematis viticella seeds contained a water-soluble growth inhibitor. The inhibitor was partially purified utilizing organic solvent partitioning, polyvinylpolypyrrolidone (PVPP) column chromatography, and high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). Inhibitory activity was evaluated with a lettuce seed bioassay. The 1/3 X partially purified extract had little effect on lettuce seed germination, but reduced radicle elongation. The inhibitor was a heat stable, acidic compound which did not co-elute with abscisic acid (ABA) and its bioassay activity was unaffected by methylation and demethylation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)492-495
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Plant Physiology
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physiology
  • Agronomy and Crop Science
  • Plant Science


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