In vitro germination of Striga hermonthica and Striga aspera seeds by 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid.

Treatment of conditioned seeds of four isolates of Striga hermonthica and one isolate of Striga aspera with various concentrations of the ethylene precursor, 1-aminocyclopropane-1-carboxylic acid (ACC), caused complex stimulation of germination patterns. GR 24, the strigol analogue served as a positive control and its stimulatory activity was comparable to… CONTINUE READING