Went, Fritz

Went, Fritz

Dutch biologist who identified the plant hormone AUXIN and devised a series of tests for the auxins. The BIOASSAY involves using a decapitated oat COLEOPTILE and an agar block containing the test substance to measure the possible effect of the test substance on growth.
Collins Dictionary of Biology, 3rd ed. © W. G. Hale, V. A. Saunders, J. P. Margham 2005
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