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Using different nitric oxide releasing compounds and appropriate controls we have obtained data strongly suggesting the involvement of nitric oxide in the phytochrome controlled germination of Paulownia tomentosa seeds. Direct detection of nitric oxide, under various experimental conditions, was performed by a spin-trapping technique combined with electron(More)
The effect of sucrose on fruiting, seed production, and seed germination of lesser centaury [Centaurium pulchellum (Sw.) Druce] was examined using explants of flowers and flower buds. Sucrose concentrations in the culture medium ranged from 0.003 to 0.3 M. It has been shown that the number of auxiliary buds, capsules dimension, number of viable seeds per(More)
The germination of Empress tree (Paulownia tomentosa Steud.) seeds is phytochrome-controlled. Liquid smoke could not induce germination in darkness but red light irradiation of liquid smoke imbibed seeds induced a high percentage of germination. Maximum germination was achieved at liquid smoke concentration of 0.1% (v/v) when present during the imbibition(More)
Using in vitro culture, we determined the effect of photoperiod during growth of Chenopodium rubrum mother plants on vegetative and reproductive development of offspring. Photoperiod during flowering induction of mother plants (the first 6 d after the germination) has the key influence on seed germination and offspring growth, while offspring flowering and(More)
The effect of some respiratory inhibitors on light-induced Paulownia tomentosa Steud. seed germination was studied. Millimolar solution of sodium azide was sufficient to completely prevent germination induced by a 5-min red light pulse. The inhibitory effect of azide was absent if seeds were rinsed before phytochrome activation by light. Sodium azide was(More)
We used two species of light-requiring seeds, Paulownia tomentosa, which have absolute light requirement (no germination in darkness), and Stellaria media seeds, which germinate in darkness to a certain extent because of presence of preformed active phytochrome, to obtain results strongly suggesting that gibberellic acid nitrite stimulates seed germination(More)
Germination of lettuce seeds cv. May Queen iscompletely prevented either with 10 µM tetcyclacisor with continuous FR illumination. GA3 and the N-substituted phtalimide, AC 94,377, werepartially effective in overcoming tetcyclacis-inducedinhibition but ineffective on photoinhibited seeds. FCcompletely reversed tetcyclacis inhibition and inducedca. 60%(More)
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