Synthesis and evaluation of labelled germination stimulants for determining the role of butenolide in promoting seed germination. [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Dr G Flematti

Brief description The discovery of the germination promotive agent in smoke (a butenolide) represents a major and internationally significant scientific discovery for Australia and provides exciting opportunities for benefits in agriculture, natural lands management and restoration sciences. The activity demonstrated with a broad range of species shows that the butenolide has general applicability worldwide. This study now provides a unique opportunity for Australian research to establish a world-leading position in understanding the butenolide mode of action within plant seeds which will result in a significant advance in our understanding of the processes that regulate seed dormancy in many plant species.

Funding Amount $279,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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