Yan, S.P.; Yang, R.H.; Wang, F.; Sun, L.N.; Song, X.S. Effect of Auxins and Associated Metabolic Changes on Cuttings of Hybrid Aspen. Forests2017, 8, 117.
Yan, S.P.; Yang, R.H.; Wang, F.; Sun, L.N.; Song, X.S. Effect of Auxins and Associated Metabolic Changes on Cuttings of Hybrid Aspen. Forests 2017, 8, 117.
In the present study, an attempt was made to induce rooting from single-node cuttings of hybrid aspen (Populus tremula L. ×P. tremuloides Michx.) with different concentrations of IAA, IBA and NAA during rooting. Among the three auxins used, NAA showed more effective induction on rooting as compared to IAA and IBA at the whole level. Thereafter, NAA was used further in experiments for anatomical and biochemical investigation. The results showed that it took 12 days from the differentiation of primordium to the appearance of young adventitious roots with NAA application. It was found that endogenous IAA, ZR and GA3 levels increased, but ABA decreased in cuttings with 0.54 mM NAA treatment. In contrast to the endogenous IAA level, NAA had negative effect on IAA-oxidase (IAAO) activity. Similarly, the decreased peroxidase (POD) activity, consistent with down-regulation of expressed levels of POD1 and POD2, was observed in NAA-treated cuttings. Whereas, NAA resulted in a higher activity in polyphenol oxidase (PPO) compared to the control cuttings. Collectively, the study highlighted that 0.54 mM NAA is efficient on rooting in hybrid aspen, and its effect on metabolic changes during rooting is discussed, which provide valuable information for propagating hybrid aspen.
Auxin, Cutting, Hybrid aspen, Rooting
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