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Impaired anthocyanin production in barbiturate-treated Zea mays seedlings
- Kordan, H.A., Rengel, Z.
- Annals of botany 1988 v.61 no.2 pp. 221-223
- Zea mays, seedlings, anthocyanins, roots, shoots, barbiturates
- Anthocyanin production was impaired in both roots and shoots of Zea mays seedlings germinated on 1 and 2 mM concentrations of four barbiturates having different lipid/aqueous partition coefficients. The severity of impaired anthocyanin production was greater in those seedlings treated with the higher lipid soluble barbiturates irrespective of the concentrations used. Indirect evidence is presented which indicates that barbiturates interfere with normal membrane physiology responsible for anthocyanin production.