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Give an example of a plant hormone that promotes growth

 

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Auxin is a plant hormone that promotes growth .

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Let us consider the example of a sunflower growing towards the sunlight.

  • Once the plant detects sunlight , the hormone auxin is secreted at the shoot tips .
  • The secreted auxins diffuse towards the shady side of the plant
  • This makes the cells on the shady side grow longer
  • Thus, the plant appears to bend towards light

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AUXIN AND PHOTOTROPISM

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CA Maninder Singh is a Chartered Accountant for the past 12 years and a teacher from the past 16 years. He teaches Science, Economics, Accounting and English at Teachoo