Danuta Kozak

Agricultural University of Lublin

Jarosław Grodek

Polish Academy of Sciences of Lublin


The consequent effect of growth retardants: paclobutrazol – 0.1, 0.5, 1, 5 mg l-1, flurprimidol – 0.1, 1, 5 mg l-1, chlorocholine chloride (CCC) – 5, 50 mg l-1 on the growth and development of Tibouchina urvilleana Cogn. in vitro was examined. Paclobutrazol at concentration of 1 or 5 mg l-1 and flurprimidol at 5 mg l-1 inhibited the growth of shoots significantly. It was noted that shoots originating from these media had thicker, straighter stems and shorter internodes. The stimulating influence of CCC at 5 mg l-1 on the elongation of the main shoot was observed. Axillary shoots formation was the best when shoots were derived from the medium supplemented with flurprimidol 1 mg l-1. Paclobutrazol at 0.5 and 1 mg l-1 and flurprimidol at 5 mg l-1 influenced the formation and fresh weight of roots increase, but flurprimidol was more effective. Growth retardants (except paclobutrazol at 5 mg l-1) applied in the earlier passage stimulated elongation of roots.


Tibouchina urvilleana, growth retardants, in vitro

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Danuta Kozak 
Agricultural University of Lublin
Jarosław Grodek 
Polish Academy of Sciences of Lublin



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