Boron: Possible Role in Plant Metabolism

Rajaratnam, J.A. and Lowry, J.B. and Avadhani, P.N. and Corley, R.H.V. (1971) Boron: Possible Role in Plant Metabolism. Science, 172 (3988). pp. 1142-1143. ISSN 0036-8075, DOI

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Leaves of boron-deficient oil palm showed a total absence of the leucoanthocyanins usually present, well before onset of pathological symptoms. The association of boron with flavonoid synthesis is consistent with the otherwise anomalous situation that this element is essential for higher plants but not for animals or lower plants.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Boron; plant metabolism
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history
S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Science
Faculty of Science > Department of Chemistry
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 30 Mar 2021 04:12
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2021 04:12

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