Anne D. Blonstein

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Selection for cytokinin resistance by incubating M2 seed of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia, after ethylmethanesulphonate mutagenesis, on 20 μM 6-benzylami-nopurine resulted in the isolation of a monogenic, recessive mutant, CKR1. Germination of the mutant is less sensitive to cytokinin inhibition than the wild type, and leaf development of the mutant occurs at(More)
A mutant of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia, CKR1, isolated on the basis of its enhanced resistance to cytokinins was found to have a greater tendency to wilt than the wild type (Blonstein et al., 1991, Planta 183, 244–250). Further characterisation has shown that the wiltiness in the mutant is not caused by an insensitivity to abscisic acid (ABA) because the(More)
Shoots regenerated from auxin-auxotrophic variants of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia were inviable when cultured in vitro in the absence of auxin. Variant shoots survived longer when grafted to wild-type stocks but eventually died after a characteristic pattern of degeneration. The auxin auxotrophs were isolated after mutagen treatment by a total isolation(More)
We have isolated nine independent auxin-resistant mutants of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia by culturing M2 seedlings in the presence of indole-3-acetic acid ethyl ester or 1-naphthaleneacetic acid at concentrations which significantly inhibit hypocotyl elongation of the wild type. The mutations were induced by treating seed with ethyl methanesulphonate and were(More)
Conditional-lethal, temperature-sensitive plant mutants have been isolated using a simple protoplast cloning method. The leaf protoplasts used were obtained from sterile, haploid shoot cultures of Nicotiana plumbaginifolia. Recessive mutations are described at three loci: ts1, ts2 and ts3. The mutations are lethal when either tissue cultures or plants are(More)
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