gibberellic acid


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gib·ber·el·lic ac·id

(jib'ĕr-el-ik as'id),
An auxin, that is, a plant hormone that stimulates growth; most prominent of the plant-growth-promoting metabolites of Gibberella fujikuroi. Used as a plant growth regulator and promoter, especially the growth of seedlings and also as a food additive in the malting of barley.

gibberellic acid

a crystalline acid that occurs in plants having similar growth-promoting effects to GIBBERELLINS.
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Physicochemical changes of sweet cherry fruits related to application of gibberellic acid.
Effect of gibberellic acid and cluster thinning on the qualitative characteristics of table grape Centennial Seedless.
Gibberellic acid is widely used to promote germination by photoblastic seeds in the dark (Lewak and Khan, 1977).
Effect of phenol, naphthol and gibberellic acid on seed germination of Allium cepa L.
Kinetics of Gibberella fujikuroi Growth and Gibberellic Acid Production by Solid-State Fermentation in a Packed-Bed Column Bioreactor.
The yam cultivars _ Nwaopoko, Danacha, Ezakwukpolo and Pepa were screened in storage experiment with gibberellic acid ([GA.
As one might expect from the original rice disease, gibberellic acid proved to be a growth promoter.
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Solowey soaked them in warm water, and then added gibberellic acid, a potent growth hormone used to induce germination in reluctant seeds.
The Rht-B1b and Rht-D1b alleles, which occur at homoeologous loci on chromosomes 4B and 4D, respectively, reduce sensitivity to gibberellic acid (GA), which is necessary for stem elongation (Flintham et al.
Gibbing" is the term used when gibberellic acid is applied to the flower bud.
At our botanic garden, Garden in the Woods in Framingham, Massachusetts, we have successfully produced seedlings by treating the seeds with gibberellic acid before sowing.