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Movement of Several Herbicides Through Excised Plant Tissue

  • T. D. Taylor (a1) and G. F. Warren (a1)


Uptake and movement of various herbicides and auxins by bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) petiole sections were studied. Isopropyl m-chlorocarbanilate (chlorpropham) was the most mobile of the compunds studied, followed in order of decreasing mobility by: indole-3-acetic acid (IAA), 3-amino-s-triazole (amitrole), (2,4-dichlorophenoxy)acetic acid (2,4-D), 3-(3,4-dichlorophenyl)-1-methoxy-1-methylurea (linuron), and 3-amino-2,5-dichlorobenzoic acid (amiben). Amiben immobilization may have been due to glucoside formation in the tissues. IAA was rapidly transported through basipetally but not acropetally oriented tissue. Tissue orientation had little effect on the movement of the other compounds. Mobility of the compounds studied, in general, appears to be a function of the amount of uncomplexed parent chemical. Retention is likely the result of conjugation with products in the cells or of physical binding in the cells.



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Movement of Several Herbicides Through Excised Plant Tissue

  • T. D. Taylor (a1) and G. F. Warren (a1)


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