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Mammalian sex hormones in plants

Anna Janeczko, Andrzej Skoczowski
Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2005;43(2):71-79.

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Vol 43, No 2 (2005)
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Submitted: 2011-12-19
Published online: 2011-08-22

Abstract

The occurrence of mammalian sex hormones and their physiological role in plants is reviewed. These hormones, such as 17β-estradiol, androsterone, testosterone or progesterone, were present in 60-80% of the plant species investigated. Enzymes responsible for their biosynthesis and conversion were also found in plants. Treatment of the plants with sex hormones or their precursors influenced plant development: cell divisions, root and shoot growth, embryo growth, flowering, pollen tube growth and callus proliferation. The regulatory abilities of mammalian sex hormones in plants makes possible their use in practice, especially in plant in vitro culture

Abstract

The occurrence of mammalian sex hormones and their physiological role in plants is reviewed. These hormones, such as 17β-estradiol, androsterone, testosterone or progesterone, were present in 60-80% of the plant species investigated. Enzymes responsible for their biosynthesis and conversion were also found in plants. Treatment of the plants with sex hormones or their precursors influenced plant development: cell divisions, root and shoot growth, embryo growth, flowering, pollen tube growth and callus proliferation. The regulatory abilities of mammalian sex hormones in plants makes possible their use in practice, especially in plant in vitro culture
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Keywords

Mammalian sex hormones; Steroids; Plant growth regulation; Generative development; Enzymatic conversions; Receptors

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Title

Mammalian sex hormones in plants

Journal

Folia Histochemica et Cytobiologica

Issue

Vol 43, No 2 (2005)

Article type

Original paper

Pages

71-79

Published online

2011-08-22

Bibliographic record

Folia Histochem Cytobiol 2005;43(2):71-79.

Keywords

Mammalian sex hormones
Steroids
Plant growth regulation
Generative development
Enzymatic conversions
Receptors

Authors

Anna Janeczko
Andrzej Skoczowski

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