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Senescence in Detached Betel Leaves: Role of the Petiole

S. D. Mishra and B. K. Gaur
Science
New Series, Vol. 167, No. 3917 (Jan. 23, 1970), pp. 387-388
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1729200
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Abstract

Removal of the petiole from detached betel leaves delays onset of leaf senescence; the delay is nearly proportional to the extent of depetiolation. An agar diffusate from intact midrib or excised petioles induces normal senescence in depetiolated leaves.

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