Methyl jasmonate induces the formation of secondary abscission zone in stem of Bryophyllum calycinum Salisb
Authors: Saniewski, Marian; Ueda, Junichi; Miyamoto, Kensuke
Source: Acta Physiologiae Plantarum, Volume 22, Number 1, March 2000 , pp. 17-23(7)
Abstract:Methyl jasmonate (JA-Me) at a concentration of 0.5 % induced the formation of secondary abscission zone and senescence in several types of stem explants (only internode segment, internode segment with nodes and without leaves, internode segment with nodes and debladed petioles) of Bryophyllum calycinum when it was applied in various places of the stem or the debladed petiole as lanolin paste. In the presence of small leaves in stem explants methyl jasmonate also induced the formation of secondary abscission zone and senescence but the presence of larger leaves completely inhibited methyl jasmonate-induced processes. Auxin, (indole-3-acetic acid, IAA), at a concentration of 0.1 % extremely prevented the formation of secondary abscission zones and senescence in the stem tissues induced by methyl jasmonate. Similar relationship between auxin and methyl jasmonate to induce the formation of secondary abscission zone and senescence was found in decapitated shoot of the intact plant. Mechanisms of the formation of secondary abscission zone are also discussed in terms of the interaction of methyl jasmonate with auxin.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2000-03-01