Growth regulating metabolites: Gibberellin compounds derived from rice disease-producing fungus exhibit powerful plant growth regulating properties
Author AffiliationsLawrence Rappaport is Junior Olericdturist in Vegetable Crops, University of California, Davis.
Hilgardia 10(12):4-11. DOI:10.3733/ca.v010n12p4. December 1956.
The gibberellins, chemical compounds exhibiting a variety of remarkable growth regulating properties, are metabolites—products of metabolism—of Gibberella fujikuroi, a fungus which causes a disease of rice characterized by pronounced stem elongation and, ultimately, death of the plant.
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