Plant and Cell Physiology 47: 864-877 (2006)

Endosperm-limited Brassicaceae seed germination: Abscisic acid inhibits embryo-induced endosperm weakening of Lepidium sativum (cress) and endosperm rupture of cress and Arabidopsis thaliana

Kerstin Müller, Stefanie Tintelnot, Gerhard Leubner-Metzger

Institut für Biologie II (Botanik/Pflanzenphysiologie), Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Schänzlestr. 1, D-79104 Freiburg i. Br., Germany, Web: 'The Seed Biology Place'

Received April 3, 2006; accepted May 3, 2006

GA biosynthesis inhibitor flurprimidol inhibits Lepidium and Arabidopsis endosperm rupture

Figure 5.  
The effect of GA biosynthesis inhibition on the time courses of testa rupture and endosperm rupture of Arabidopsis thaliana (A) and Lepidium sativum (B). The incidence of testa and endosperm rupture was scored with time after the start of the incubation at 18°C (Lepidium) or 24 °C (Arabidopsis) in continuous light. Medium without (control; CON) or with the GA biosynthesis inhibitor flurprimidol (FLU; 10 µM for Arabidopsis, 100 µM for Lepidium) added. Mean values ± SE from one experiment with at least three plates with 50 seeds each are presented.

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