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Suppression of Floral Induction by Inhibitors of Steroid Biosynthesis

Bonner, James and Heftmann, Erich and Zeevaart, Jan A. D. (1963) Suppression of Floral Induction by Inhibitors of Steroid Biosynthesis. Plant Physiology, 38 (1). pp. 81-88. ISSN 0032-0889. PMCID PMC549883. doi:10.1104/pp.38.1.81.

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This paper concerns a class of metabolic inhibitors which possess the ability to suppress the flowering of short-day plants and which appear to do so by interfering with generation of the flowering stimulus by the leaf. The inhibition of flowering with which we are here concerned is thus different from that elicited by 5-fluorouracil and 5-fluorodeoxyuridine. These two substances act by preventing successful receipt by the bud of the leaf-produced floral stimulus (4, 17). The substances here reported as active in inhibition of the generation of flowering stimulus by the leaf are of further interest in that they are inhibitors of the biogenesis of steroids.

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Additional Information:© 1963 American Society of Plant Biologists. Received Aug. 8, 1962. Supported by grants from the Herman Frasch Foundation for Agricultural Chemistry, and from the National Science Foundation (G-17483). National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md.
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Official Citation:James Bonner, Erich Heftmann, and Jan A. D. Zeevaart Suppression of Floral Induction by Inhibitors of Steroid Biosynthesis Plant Physiol. January 1963 38: 81-88. doi:10.1104/pp.38.1.81
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