Mary Ritzel Corcoran

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The tannins chebulinic acid or tara tannin were added to an incubation system in which GA(3) induces enzyme synthesis in endosperm half seeds of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.). The activity of amylase and acid phosphatase in the incubation medium was reduced compared to the activity in the medium after incubation with GA(3) alone. When embryo half seeds of(More)
Fourteen chemically defined hydrolyzable tannins and six impure mixtures of either condensed or hydrolyzable tannins were found to inhibit the gibberellin-induced growth of light-grown dwarf pea seedlings. The highest ratio of tannins to gibberellic acid tested (1000: 1 by weight) inhibited from 80 to 95% of the induced growth for all tannins tested except(More)
The following tannins, Chinese gallotannin, 1,2,3,4,6-pentagalloyl glucose, chebulinic acid, procyanidin dimers, and procyanidin trimers were tested and found to be antagonists of seven gibberellins (GAs). Each tannin inhibited the growth induced by any of the gibberellins GA(1), GA(3), GA(4), GA(7), GA(9), GA(13), and GA(14) in the dwarf pea assay.(More)
Concentrated whole extracts of the immature fruit of carob and 3 fractions derived from this extract have been shown to inhibit the gibberellic acid induced growth of pea seedlings. The inhibition can be completely reversed by increasing the amount of gibberellic acid. The inhibitors do not reduce the endogenous growth of seedlings but only that induced by(More)
Two inhibitory fractions (B(1) and C) from extracts of immature fruit of carob were tested for their ability to inhibit the action of indoleacetic acid (IAA) in three bioassays. There was no reduction of IAA-induced reactions in the Avena curvature test, abscission of debladed coleus petioles, or growth of cucumber hypocotyls. The highest ratio of inhibitor(More)
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