Shell Biosciences Laboratory, Sittingbourne Research Centre, Sittingbourne, Kent ME9 8AG.
REVERSIBLE EFFECTS OF FARNESOL ON COMMELINA COMMUNIS L.
Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
Volume 88, Issue 2, pages 249–254, June 1981
How to Cite
MALLOCH, K. R. and FENTON, R. (1981), REVERSIBLE EFFECTS OF FARNESOL ON COMMELINA COMMUNIS L. New Phytologist, 88: 249–254. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8137.1981.tb01721.x
- Issue published online: 2 MAY 2006
- Article first published online: 2 MAY 2006
- (Accepted 9 October 1980)
The application of farnesol to isolated epidermis of Commelina causes stomatal closure and death of guard cells. Experiments are reported in which the toxic effects were reduced by manipulation of the assay conditions. Reversible stomatal closure by farnesol was observed in intact plants. These results are discussed in relation to similar physiological effects in Sorghum and the possible role of farnesol as an endogenous antitranspirant.