Acropetal Movement of Auxin: Dependence on Temperature

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Science  09 Jun 1967:
Vol. 156, Issue 3780, pp. 1380-1381
DOI: 10.1126/science.156.3780.1380


The amounts of radioactive indole-3-acetic acid that moved, both basipetally and acropetally, through short sections of bean epicotyl were measured at 15° and 25°C in the presence and absence of 2,3,5-triiodobenzoic acid. Low temperature and this second compound each inhibited acropetal efflux of indole 3-acetic acid more than they did the influx. Results are interpreted as supporting a metabolically dependent component of the acropetal movement of auxin in bean epicotyls.