Plant Growth Regulation

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 15–30

The effect of growth hormones on bananas: A review

  • E. Lahav
  • M. Gottreich

DOI: 10.1007/BF00024092

Cite this article as:
Lahav, E. & Gottreich, M. Plant Growth Regul (1984) 2: 15. doi:10.1007/BF00024092


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

Bananasgrowth hormones

Copyright information

© Martinus Nijhoff/Dr. W. Junk Publishers 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Lahav
    • 1
  • M. Gottreich
    • 1
  1. 1.Agricultural Research OrganizationThe Volcani CenterBet DaganIsrael