Peroxidase and Polyphenoloxidase Activities and Free Ninhydrin-Positive Substances in Underground Buds of Ironweed and Leafy Spurge1
- W. G. Monson and
- F. A. Haskins2
Peroxidase activity in extracts of underground buds of ironweed and leafy spurge was at the lowest level during the period of dormancy in both species, and increased when dormancy was broken. Polyphenoloxidase activity of bud extracts was high for ironweed and very low for leafy spurge, and showed no relationship with dormancy in either species. Ninhydrin-positive substances generally and sulfur-containing amino acids in particular increased during the dormant period.Please view the pdf by using the Full Text (PDF) link under 'View' to the left.
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