Tuberization in potato at high temperatures: Promotion by disbudding

Menzel C.M. (1981) Tuberization in potato at high temperatures: Promotion by disbudding. Annals of Botany, 47 6: 727-733.

Author Menzel C.M.
Title Tuberization in potato at high temperatures: Promotion by disbudding
Journal name Annals of Botany   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0305-7364
Publication date 1981
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 47
Issue 6
Start page 727
End page 733
Total pages 7
Subject 1804 Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
2604 Applied Mathematics
3207 Social Psychology
3203 Clinical Psychology
2743 Reproductive Medicine
1110 Nursing
1108 Medical Microbiology
Abstract The role of the terminal and axillary buds, as presumptive organs of gibberellin synthesis, in the control of tuberization in potato (Solanum tuberosum L., cv. Sebago) at high temperatures was studied. Decapitation alone strongly promoted the outgrowth of axillary buds, but did not promote tubenzation. When growth of the axillary buds was suppressed by the use of chemical pruning agents (MH, TIBA or 1-decanol), tuberization was promoted. Manual removal of the buds promoted tuberization to a similar extent. The results are consistent with the hypothesis that the buds are major sites of gibberellin synthesis in the potato, and that high temperatures stimulate the synthesis of gibberellins and their export to the stolons, where they inhibit tuber formation.
Keyword Chemical pruning
Solarium tuberosum L.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown

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