Journal Of Applied Horticulture ISSN: 0972-1045


Murti, G S R; Upreti, K K; Kurien, R M; Reddy, Y T N

Plant Hormones Laboratory, Indian Institute of Horticultural Research, Hessaraghatta Lake Post, Bangalore 560 089, India.

Key words: abscisic acid, auxins, chemical composition, cultivars, cytokinins, endogenous growth regulators, growth, IAA, leaves, mangoes, phenols, phloem, plant composition, plant growth regulators, rootstock scion relationships, rootstocks, sap, scions, seedlings,

Journal of Applied Horticulture, 2000, volume 2, issue 1, pages 6-9.

Abstract: Changes in the levels of endogenous hormones, abscisic acid (ABA), cytokinins (t-zeatin riboside (t-ZR) and dihydrozeatin riboside (DHZR)) in xylem sap and leaves and indole acetic acid (IAA) and total phenols in the leaves were determined in seven polyembryonic mango cultivars (Bappakai, Chandrakaran, Furukan, Muvandan, Mylepelian, Olour and Vellaikolamban), which are commonly used as rootstocks. Simultaneously morphological characters were recorded on mango cv. Alphonso of similar age raised on these cultivars as rootstocks to examine whether the hormones and phenols produced by these bear any relationship to the growth and development of scion. Also the stem anatomical features of the shoots of current and previous year growth were studied in Alphonso grafted on two rootstocks imparting contrasting effects on shoot vigour. The morphological attributes such as tree girth and tree volume of Alphonso were generally higher on rootstocks Muvandan, Bappakai and Olour and least on Vellaikolamban followed by Kuruk

Journal of Applied Horticulture