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Gibberellin-Induced Flowering and Morphological Changes in Taro Plants

  • N. Katsura
  • K. Takayanagi
  • T. Sato
  • T. Nishijima
  • H. Yamaji

Abstract

Gibberellins (GAs) are the only known substances that induce flower formation in numerous plants under strictly noninductive conditions.1

Keywords

Gibberellic Acid Flower Stalk Colocasia Esculenta Edible Aroid Trop Agric 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • N. Katsura
  • K. Takayanagi
  • T. Sato
  • T. Nishijima
  • H. Yamaji

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