Published online by Cambridge University Press: 12 June 2017
The translocation of foliar-applied 14C-labelled 2,4-D [(2,4-dichlorophenoxy)acetic acid] in seedlings of leafy spurge (Euphorbia esula L.) was investigated. Approximately 90% of the tracer was extracted from the tissues with 80% ethanol. Seven days after treatment 48% of the 14C in the shoot extract and 75% of that extracted from the root were identified chromatographically as 2,4-D. Translocation out of the treated leaves and into the shoot, root, and root buds was significantly increased both by decapitation of the shoot and by increasing the nitrogen supply. This effect is attributed to the marked promotion of bud growth produced by both of these treatments.
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