Accession Number:

AD0736335

Title:

Effect of Pretreatment Environment on Herbicidal Response and Morphological Variation of Three Species.

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Jul-Oct 71,

Corporate Author:

EDGEWOOD ARSENAL MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Three species of plants were grown under three common regimes greenhouse, growth chamber, and field conditions and treated with sublethal applications of 2,4-dichlorophenoxyacetic acid 2,4-D at different stages of growth. Pretreatment environment was found to affect growth habit and herbicide response in all species. Preliminary microscopic examinations indicate a possible relation between herbicide sensitivity and cuticle thickness as modified by environment. Investigators who cross compare plant responses from different growth habitats should take such effects into consideration. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Anatomy and Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE