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Response of Eucalyptus nitens seedlings to gibberellin biosynthesis inhibitors

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posted on 2023-05-16, 11:56 authored by Dean WilliamsDean Williams, John RossJohn Ross, James ReidJames Reid, Bradley PottsBradley Potts
The plant growth regulators (PGRs) paclobutrazol, chlormequat chloride and prohexadione where applied to 11 month old seedling of Eucalyptus nitens to examine their relative effects on precocious flowering, growth and levels of GA20 and GA1 in the shoot apex. Paclobutrazol was most effective in reducing growth and levels of GA20 and GA1 in the seedlings followed by chlormequat chloride with prohexadione being least effective. Paclobutrazol and chlormequat chloride reduced both GA20 and GA1 levels by similar degrees, but prohexadione reduced GA1 levels considerably more than GA20 levels. None of these PGRs was effective in promoting precocious flowering. This suggests that there is an extra level of reproductive control operating in juveniles of this species compared to those of the closely related species E. globulus previously found to flower precociously in response to similar paclobutrazol treatments.

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Publication title

Plant Growth Regulation

Volume

27

Pagination

125-129

ISSN

0167-6903

Department/School

School of Natural Sciences

Publisher

Kluwer Academic Publishers

Place of publication

Netherlands

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  • Restricted

Socio-economic Objectives

Hardwood plantations

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