International Journal of
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Plant Physiol. Biochem.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2162
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJPPB
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 100

Full Length Research Paper

The effects of zinc (Zn) and C14-indoleacetic acid (IAA) on leaf senescence ın Helıanthus annuus L.

Serap Sağlam-Çağ*
  • Serap Sağlam-Çağ*
  • Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, İstanbul University, 34134 Süleymaniye-İstanbul, TURKEY.
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Yener Okatan
  • Yener Okatan
  • Department of Botany, Faculty of Science, İstanbul University, 34134 Süleymaniye-İstanbul, TURKEY.
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  •  Received: 26 March 2014
  •  Accepted: 08 April 2014
  •  Published: 30 April 2014

Abstract

Sequential leaf senescence is defined as a kind of programmed death events which is an important process in growth of plant. This study aimed to explore the sequential leaf senescence rate due to indoleacetic acid and lack of zinc (-Zn). Therefore, the effect of zinc and indole-3-acetic acid on senescence which occurs in Helianthus annuus (sunflower) cotyledons was analyzed. It was found that in cotyledons of seedlings grown in Hoagland solution which was prepared without addition of zinc senescence is delayed. It was recognised that in case of 14C indoleacetic acid (IAA) which was given from apical tip not reaching the root and cotyledons, senescence does not occur in cotyledons. It was studied to get more information about physiological system of sequential leaf senescence.

 

Key words: Sequential leaf senescence, cotyledon, zinc, 14C indole-acetic acid (IAA), Helianthus annuus (sunflower).