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Title: Effect of carbon monoxide on plants. [Mimosa pudica]

Abstract

Of 108 species of plants treated with one per cent carbon monoxide, 45 showed epinastic growth of leaves. Several species showed hyponasty which caused upward curling of leaves. Other effects included: retarded stem elongation; abnormally small new leaves; abnormal yellowing of the leaves, beginning with the oldest; abscission of leaves usually associated with yellowing; and hypertrophied tissues on stems and roots. During recovery an abnormally large number of side shoots arose from latent buds of many species. Motion pictures of Mimosa pudica showed a loss of correlation, normal equilibrium position to gravity, and sensitiveness to contact or heat stimuli; however, the leaves moved about more rapidly than those of controls. Since carbon monoxide causes growth rigor and loss of sensitiveness to external stimuli, it is here considered as an anesthetic.

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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5194159
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OSTI ID: 5194159
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Contrib. Boyce Thompson Inst.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 5
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
63 RADIATION, THERMAL, AND OTHER ENVIRON. POLLUTANT EFFECTS ON LIVING ORGS. AND BIOL. MAT.; CARBON MONOXIDE; TOXICITY; LEAVES; INJURIES; PLANT GROWTH; INHIBITION; PLANT STEMS; PLANT TISSUES; ANESTHETICS; EXPERIMENTAL DATA; PLANTS; SENSITIVITY; BODY; CARBON COMPOUNDS; CARBON OXIDES; CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM DEPRESSANTS; CHALCOGENIDES; DATA; DRUGS; GROWTH; INFORMATION; NUMERICAL DATA; OXIDES; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; TISSUES 560303* -- Chemicals Metabolism & Toxicology-- Plants-- (-1987)

Citation Formats

Zimmerman, P.W., Crocker, W., and Hitchcock, A.E. Effect of carbon monoxide on plants. [Mimosa pudica]. United States: N. p., 1933. Web.
Zimmerman, P.W., Crocker, W., & Hitchcock, A.E. Effect of carbon monoxide on plants. [Mimosa pudica]. United States.
Zimmerman, P.W., Crocker, W., and Hitchcock, A.E. Sun . "Effect of carbon monoxide on plants. [Mimosa pudica]". United States.
@article{osti_5194159,
title = {Effect of carbon monoxide on plants. [Mimosa pudica]},
author = {Zimmerman, P.W. and Crocker, W. and Hitchcock, A.E.},
abstractNote = {Of 108 species of plants treated with one per cent carbon monoxide, 45 showed epinastic growth of leaves. Several species showed hyponasty which caused upward curling of leaves. Other effects included: retarded stem elongation; abnormally small new leaves; abnormal yellowing of the leaves, beginning with the oldest; abscission of leaves usually associated with yellowing; and hypertrophied tissues on stems and roots. During recovery an abnormally large number of side shoots arose from latent buds of many species. Motion pictures of Mimosa pudica showed a loss of correlation, normal equilibrium position to gravity, and sensitiveness to contact or heat stimuli; however, the leaves moved about more rapidly than those of controls. Since carbon monoxide causes growth rigor and loss of sensitiveness to external stimuli, it is here considered as an anesthetic.},
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journal = {Contrib. Boyce Thompson Inst.; (United States)},
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volume = 5,
place = {United States},
year = {1933},
month = {1}
}