Plant cells are endowed with an aphidicolin inactivating activity. Data on cultured cells show that the rate of inactivation depends on the cell type, Daucus carota cells being the most effective among the other tested materials (Oryza sativa and Nicotiana plumbaginifolia). Also germinating seedling of Haplopappus gracilis and of Citrullus vulgaris inactivate aphidicolin. Inactivation, which may lead to unexpected results when a prolonged incubation with the drug is required, as in the case of the induction of synchrony of the cell cycle by aphidicolin, can be controlled by appropriately choosing the experimental conditions.
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- Plant Science