2-Naphthoxyacetic acid (BNOA) is a synthetic auxin, a plant growth regulator used for control of preharvest fruit drop and promotes root proliferation. It was first mentioned in 1938 by Irvine.
|Mechanism of Action|| |
2-Naphthoxyacetic acid is linked to the dynamics of the plasma membrane, where it inhibits auxin influx.
|Plant Biology Applications|| |
2-Naphthoxyacetic acid is used to regulate growth of fruit crops including tomatoes, apple, grape, and strawberries.
2-Naphthoxyacetic acid has been used to induce somatic embryogenesis in grapevine (Vitis vinifera) from stigma and style explants and somatic embryogenesis was induced 3-7 months after culture initiation (Carimi et al, 2005). It can also promote seed germination and early flowering in tomatoes (Lycopersicon esculentum) (Singh et al, 2003).
Carimi et al (2005) Somatic embryogenesis from stigmas and styles of grapevine. In Vitro Cell. Dev. Biol. -Plant. 41:249-252
Pulgarín MJA, García Bermejo GLF, Robles SFI, Rodriquez BS (2012) Simultaneous determination of plant growth regulators 1-naphthylacetic acid and 2-naphthoxyacetic acid in fruit and vegetable samples by room temperature phosphorescence. Phytochem Anal. 23(3):214-221 PMID 21805518
Singh B et al (2003) Effects of phytohormones with different methods of application on the growth and yield of tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum Mill.) Prog. Agric. 3:33-35
Zimmerman PW (1941) Growth regulators of plants and formative effects induced with B-naphthoxy compounds. PNAS 27(8):381-388