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Carl Pike C_Pike at ACAD.FANDM.EDU
Tue Sep 10 10:32:40 EST 1996

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to apply auxin in a class lab on
apical dominance (peas)?  We use the standard method of mixing the auxin
(ethanol solution) in hot lanolin.  How stable is auxin in lanolin?  I
worry about loss of hormone in the heated lanolin, and the inability to be
sure a consistent amount has been applied to the stumps.  Does it help to
recut the stump after a few days and make a fresh application?  Is there
some way to apply the auxin in liquid form?

 Any comments would be appreciated.

Carl S. Pike                             (717) 291-3958
Department of Biology                    FAX (717) 399-4548
Franklin and Marshall College            Internet  C_PIKE at ACAD.FANDM.EDU
P.O. Box 3003
Lancaster, PA  17604-3003  USA

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