Osmotic Stress: Effects of Its Application to a Portion of Wheat Root Systems

Science  19 Jun 1964:
Vol. 144, Issue 3625, pp. 1463-1464
DOI: 10.1126/science.144.3625.1463-a


Application of a slight osmotic stress to only a portion of young wheat roots significantly affected certain metabolic fractions throughout the entire plant. These components change rapidly with time and therefore time studies must be used in experiments of this type concerned with an evaluation of changes in metabolic fractions in plants that are induced by environmental factors.