, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 15-30

The effect of growth hormones on bananas: A review

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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.