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(±)-Jasmonic acid

suitable for plant cell culture, BioReagent, liquid

(±)-1α,2β-3-Oxo-2-(cis-2-pentenyl)cyclopentaneacetic acid
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Jasmonic acid (JA) is a plant hormone derived from linolenic acid. Jasmonic acid is involved in plant cell signaling responses to abiotic and biotic stress. JA is involved in the regulation of processes that include growth inhibition, senescence, flower development, leaf abscission and tendril coiling. JA is also involved in wound healing of plants and systemic acquired resistance to attack by insects.


100 mg in serum bottle

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Note: This product is a clear, colorless to very light yellow oil that adheres to the surface of the vial.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

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  3. What is the concentration of the liquid in the vial of Product J2500, (±)-Jasmonic acid?

    This product is the neat liquid.  It has not been diluted.  The purity of the product is noted on the lot-specific Certificate of Analysis. The specifications for this product are available on our website.

  4. How can I dilute Product J2500, (±)-Jasmonic acid?

    Jasmonic acid is soluble in methanol (50 mg/ml) yielding a clear, colorless to faint yellow solution.  Stock solutions of jasmonic acid can also be prepared in ethanol at 500 mM.

  5. How can I store stock solutions of Product J2500, (±)-Jasmonic acid?

    Stock solutions of 1000X in ethanol can be stored frozen for several months.

  6. What concentration of Product J2500, (±)-Jasmonic acid, should I use for plant culture?

    Jasmonic acid can be used at 0.01-100.0 mg/L in culture. It should be sterile filtered before use.

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Aurélie Gfeller et al.
Science signaling, 3(109), cm4-cm4 (2010-02-18)
Jasmonates control defense gene expression, growth, and fertility throughout the plant kingdom and have been studied extensively in Arabidopsis thaliana. The prohormone jasmonic acid (JA) is conjugated to amino acids such as isoleucine to form the active hormone jasmonoyl-isoleucine (JA-Ile)....
Yu Hua Wang et al.
Plant signaling & behavior, 6(4), 494-500 (2011-03-17)
Plant growth and development is influenced by mutual interactions among plant hormones. The five classical plant hormones are auxins, cytokinins, gibberellins, abscisic acid and ethylene. They are small diffusible molecules that easily penetrate between cells. In addition, newer classes of...
Kyoungwon Cho et al.
Journal of proteome research, 6(9), 3581-3603 (2007-08-23)
Two global approaches were applied to develop an inventory of differentially expressed proteins and genes in rice (cv. Nipponbare) seedling grown on Murashige and Skoog medium with and without jasmonic acid (JA). JA significantly reduced the growth of shoot, root...
Aurélie Gfeller et al.
Science signaling, 3(109), cm3-cm3 (2010-02-18)
Plants possess a family of potent fatty acid-derived wound-response and developmental regulators: the jasmonates. These compounds are derived from the tri-unsaturated fatty acids alpha-linolenic acid (18:3) and, in plants such as Arabidopsis thaliana and tomato, 7(Z)-, 10(Z)-, and 13(Z)-hexadecatrienoic acid...
Marc Behr et al.
Planta, 248(4), 1029-1036 (2018-07-04)
The application of jasmonic acid results in an increased secondary growth, as well as additional secondary phloem fibres and higher lignin content in the hypocotyl of textile hemp (Cannabis sativa L.). Secondary growth provides most of the wood in lignocellulosic...

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