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Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 15-30

The effect of growth hormones on bananas: A review

  • E. LahavAffiliated withAgricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center
  • , M. GottreichAffiliated withAgricultural Research Organization, The Volcani Center

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Abstract

An attempt has been made to compile the knowledge from the available literature. The growth regulators reviewed include auxins, gibberellins, cytokinins, ethephon, CCC, Alar, ABA, morphactin and TIBA. None of them is used routinely. The chlorophenoxy and naphthalene compounds are definitely harmful. All others discussed are worthy of further study.

Key words

Bananas growth hormones