Anatomy ofZea mays andGlycine max seedlings treated with triazole plant growth regulators Academic Article uri icon


  • Soil drenches containing 250 μg of paclobutrazol or uniconazol (50 ml of a 17 μM solution) reduced the height of both corn (Zea mays L. cv. How.Sweet It Is) and soybean (Glycine max (L.) Merr. cv. A2) seedlings. With corn, uniconazol was considerably more active than paclobutrazol in reducing height whereas with soybean both compounds had similar dwarfing effects. The compounds increased foliar chlorophyll content and leaf thickness in soybean but had no effect on these parameters in corn. The increase in leaf thickness with soybean was due primarily to an increase in the thickness of the palisade cell layer. Chloroplast size and ultrastructure of both species were unaffected by the compounds. The growth regulators increased root diameter in both corn and soybean because of increased size of cortical parenchyma cells and particularly in soybean because of radial rather than longitudinal growth of the first few layers of the cortical parenchyma. © 1989 Academia.

published proceedings

  • Biologia Plantarum

citation count

  • 18

complete list of authors

  • Barnes, AM||Walser, RH||Davis, TD

publication date

  • September 1989