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Bragantia vol.17 no.unico Campinas  1958 

Ácido 4 - Cloro - 2 - Metilfenoxibutírico (MCPB), como hormônio estimulante do enraizamento


The chemical 4 - Chloro, 2 - Methylphenoxybutyric acid (MCPB) as a root - inducing hormone



Edgard S. Normanha




Field studies on the herbicidal properties of the commercial product known under the trade name Tropotox, which contains the sodium salt of the 4-chloro, 2-methyl-phenoxybutyric acid (MCPB), have indicated that this chemical may act as a hormone-like substance, inducing adventitious root formation on the stem of certain weeds.
Preliminary tests nith cassava (Manihot utilissima Pohl) cuttings have confirmed that Tropotox has a stimulating effect on root formation.



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