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Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology

Journal of Plant Biochemistry & Physiology
Open Access

ISSN: 2329-9029

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Plant Growth Regulators Impact Factor

Plant Growth Regulators can be of a diverse chemical composition such as gases (ethylene), terpenes (gibberellic acid) or carotenoid derivates (abscisic acid). They are also referred to as plant growth substances, phytohormones or plant hormones. Based on their action, they are broadly classified as follows: Auxins were the first growth hormone to be discovered. They were discovered due to the observations of Charles Darwin and his son, Francis Darwin. The Darwins observed that the coleoptile (protective sheath) in canary grass grows and bends towards the source of light. This phenomenon is ‘phototropism’. In addition, their experiments showed that the coleoptile tip was the site responsible for the bending. Finally, this led to the isolation of the first auxin by F. W. Went from the coleoptile tip of oat seedlings.

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