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Communication | Regular issue | Vol 9, No. 7, 1978, pp.797-801
Published online, 1st January, 1970
DOI: 10.3987/R-1978-07-0797
Potassium Transport in Plant Leaves; Synthesis of Roseoside Tetraacetate

Kenneth L. Stuart* and Yvonne G. Whittle

*Department of Chemistry, Mona Campus, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica


The plant hormones vomifoliol and abscisic acid appear to be involved in the transport of potassium in plant leaves. A novel transport mechanism is proposed. The first synthesis of roseoside tetraacetate is reported.