antigibberellin

antigibberellin

any substance that causes the growth of short thick stems, i.e. that has the opposite effect to GIBBERELLINS. Maleic hydrazide is an antigiberellin used to retard grass growth and thus reduce the frequency of cutting.
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Application of antigibberellin plant growth retardants (PGRs) can slow the synthesis of active gibberellins in plants.
By this means, we evaluated whether enhanced stem elongation following antigibberellin treatment detected by Peltonen-Sainio and Rajala (2001) was evident in controlled environment conditions and whether this response occurred only when an oat cultivar carrying the Dw6 gene was grown under long-day conditions.
Increasing tiller number has been reported for other turfgrass when treated with antigibberellin PGRs (Dernoeden, 1984; Watschke et al.