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2005 | 54 | 2-3 | 251-258
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Melatonina w roślinach

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Melatonin in plants
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Widespread occurrence of melatonin (MEL) in plant kingdom has been reported. MEL is a conservative compound occurring in evolutionarily distant organisms. Although MEL’s function in plants is not well known yet a hypothesis can be put forward that it is a plant growth and development regulator that promotes vegetative growth in a similar way as indolilo-3-acetic acid (IAA). It acts as a chemical mediator of darkness, coordinating responses to diurnal and photoperiodic environmental cues. It may also be an antioxidant stabilizing the cells and protecting them against harmful environmental influence.
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54
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2-3
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251-258
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2005
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  • Katedra Ekofizjologii i Rozwoju Roślin, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Łódź, Polska
  • Katedra Ekofizjologii i Rozwoju Roślin, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Łódź, Polska
  • Katedra Ekofizjologii i Rozwoju Roślin, Uniwersytet Łódzki, Banacha 12/16, 90-237 Łódź, Polska
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