Hormone-Induced Stabilization of Soluble RNA in Pea-Stem Tissue

Science  01 Oct 1965:
Vol. 150, Issue 3692, pp. 69-70
DOI: 10.1126/science.150.3692.69


When indoleacetic acid labeled with carbon-14 in the carboxyl group is fed to excised green pea-stem segments, growth is initiated, and there is a parallel progressive labeling of the RNA extracted by cold phenol. The bulk of the label is found in the 4S fraction. This fraction is more resistant to degradation by ribonuclease than a similar fractian obtained from tissue not treated with indoleacetic acid.