Control of plant development by limiting factors: A nutritional perspective.

  title={Control of plant development by limiting factors: A nutritional perspective.},
  author={Gordon McIntyre},
  journal={Physiologia plantarum},
  volume={113 2},
It is postulated that limiting nutritional factors play a major role in the regulation of some aspects of plant development, and can provide an alternative to mechanisms based on the concept of hormonal control. This hypothesis is consistent with experimental evidence of the role of water as a limiting factor in (1) seed maturation and viviparous germination, (2) the elongation and phototropism of hypocotyls and coleoptiles, (3) the NO3--induced germination of dormant seeds, and (4) the release… CONTINUE READING
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