Effect of PEG-treatment on the leaf growth response and auxin content in shoots of wheat seedlings

Addition of Polyethylene glycol(PEG) to the nutrient medium of wheatseedlings led to a rapid cessation of leaf growth and shrinkage, measured withahighly sensitive growth sensor, followed by a partial restoration of extensionin the subsequent 40 min. This osmotic shock resulted in IAAaccumulation in the shoots. Leaf extensibility, measured by addition of 5g… CONTINUE READING