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Product ID: D297


Dikegulac has been shown to induce lateral branching and promote flower bud formation by inhibiting apical dominance, 2,3:4,6-bis-o-(methylethylidene)-α-L-xylo-2-hexulofuranosonic Acid

Solubility DMSO
Physical Form Solid
Storage Temp. 2 to 6 °C
Other Notes Plant Tissue Culture Tested
UPC / SKU D297
CAS NUMBER 18467-77-1
Formula Weight 274.27
Formula C12H18O7
Synonyms (E)-3-Phenyl-2-propenoic Acid
Storage Temp. 2 to 6 °C
Tariff Code 2940.00.6000
Risk Info (R) 22-36/37/38
Safety Info (S) 22-45-36/37/39
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D297 Dikegulac

Synonyms: 2,3:4,6-Bis-O-(methylethylidene)-α-L-xylo-2- hexulofuranosonic Acid
CAS: 18467-77-1
Formula: C12H18O7
Mol. Weight: 274.27
Form: Powder
Appearance: White to Off-white Powder
Application: Plant Growth Regulator
Solubility: DMSO
Typical Working Concentration: Varies by application. Concentration should be determined by end user.
Storage Temp: 2 to 6˚ C
Other Notes: Plant Tissue Culture Tested; For Research Use Only

Application Notes
Dikegulac is a plant growth regulator that is known to induce lateral branching and promote flower-bud formation by inhibiting apical dominance.2,3 The effectiveness of dikegulac depends on concentrations and plant species used.

It has been reported that dikegulac is more effective when combined with other plant growth regulator than alone, for example, the combination of dikegulac and 2iP promotes positive growth increase for the highbush blueberry, Vaccinium corymbosum L. cv. Herbert4 , while the combination of dikegulac and zeatin promotes shoot development for olive, Olea europaea L. cv. Canino, Frantoio and Morailo5 . The treatment of 66.7 µM dikegulac plus 4.5 µM zeatin has shown to increase lateral shoots and nodes of the olive cultivars previously mentioned; however, it has been noted that any dikegulac concentration above 66.7 µM has been shown to decrease instead of increase shoots and nodes.

Please Note: While PhytoTechnology Laboratories™ tests each lot of this product with two or more plant cell/ tissue culture lines, it is the sole responsibility of the purchaser to determine the appropriateness of this product for the specific plants that are being cultured and applications that are being used.

1. Merck 13, 3222
2. Arzee, Tova, Haviva Langenauer, and J. Gressel. 1977. Effects of dikegulac, a new growth regulator, on apical growth and development of three compositae. Bot. Gaz. 138(1):18-28
3. Pozo, Luis, Ana Redondo, Ulrich Hartmond, Walter J. Kender, and Jacqueline K. Burns. 2004. Dikegulac promotes abscission in citrus. HortScience 39:1655-1658
4. Litwinczuk, Wojciech and Agata Prokop. 2010. The usefulness of dikegulac in propagation of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) ‘Herbert’. Journal of Fruit and Ornamental Plant Research. 18(2):85- 92
5. Gyves, Emilio Mendoza-de, Farida Rosana Mira, Fabrizio Ruiu, and Eddo Rugini. 2008. Stimulation of node and lateral shoot formation in micropropagation of olive (Olea europaea L.) by using dikegulac. Plant Cell Tiss Organ Cult. 92:233-238